[jp] jpilot 64 bit download

Brock Riedell kbrcbc at shaw.ca
Sat Jan 31 12:54:37 EST 2015


All,
I've been using jpilot in Ubuntu since 2007.  I started with 
gnome-pilot, but since that has not been supported in Ubuntu since 
v10.04 or so, I moved to pilot-link.  No need to use sudo -- I just 
needed to add my username to the 'dialout' group as documented earlier 
in this thread.  No further problems syncing to 'usb'.

Brock



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> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:47:34 -0800 (PST)
> From: Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>
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> Subject: Re: [jp] jpilot 64 bit download
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> On Fri, 30 Jan 2015, Jose wrote:
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>> It is impossible to log in as root ...
> Jose,
>
>     That's interesting. I've wondered why those using a ubuntu always used
> sudo. I run Slackware and am unfamiliar with other distributions.
>
>> In other Linux systems, it is possible to log in as root, but normally one
>> does not do this. Sudo has the same effect here. But for those systems,
>> you should also be able to log in as root and run the command without
>> sudo, because you are already root.
>     Seems to me that the problem being discussed is that jpilot must be
> installed by root in /usr/bin/ or /usr/local/bin so the binary is owned by
> root. Would it be possible to use sudo to chown user.user_group or chmod
> 755? This would allow the user to invoke jpilot.
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> Rich
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> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:39:16 -0500
> From: Jim Seymour <jseymour at LinxNet.com>
> To: jpilot at jpilot.org
> Subject: Re: [jp] jpilot 64 bit download
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> On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:47:34 -0800 (PST)
> Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
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>> On Fri, 30 Jan 2015, Jose wrote:
>>
>>> It is impossible to log in as root ...
> Not "impossible."  Being an old-timer: I always fix my Ubuntu and
> Mint installs so I can, when I want.
>
> [snip]
>>     Seems to me that the problem being discussed is that jpilot must
>> be installed by root in /usr/bin/ or /usr/local/bin so the binary
>> is owned by root. Would it be possible to use sudo to chown
>> user.user_group or chmod 755? This would allow the user to invoke
>> jpilot.
> Binaries don't need to be owned by a user for the user to use them.
> They just need to have the appropriate group and/or "other"
> permissions (execute and possibly read).
>
> The installation script almost certainly took care of that, or it's
> b0rk3d.
>
> The problem is probably either (lack of) the appropriate group
> membership, with device node ownership/permissions, or both.
>
> Regards,
> Jim




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