Re: permissions problems in ssh session as root (WAS: apt-get install and upgrade errors)
james derry wrote:
#thanks for your reply. as a sanity check, i made sure that as root to
run `apt-get upgrade` from root directory (/). same problem.
#looking further, it seems the problem may have to do with root
permissions problems, and not with apt-get or dpkg at all. logged in as
root on ssh, i cannot `touch` a test file to /usr/bin/ directory:
touch: creating '/usr/bin/testFile': Permission denied
The only thing I can imagine is that /usr (or /usr/bin) is
network-mounted from some other host, that doesn't permit writing.
What does /proc/mounts say about how /usr is mounted?
(If /usr were mounted read-only on a local device, root also would not
be allowed to touch there, but the error message would be different).