On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 09:31:57AM -0500, Stephen Powell wrote: > Hi, Lisi. My guess is that this is a permissions issue. Is your id a member > of group src? (Issue the "groups" command and see if src is one of the groups > listed in the output of the command.) Here is a summary of the permission > environment that must exist before you attempt to unpack the source as a non-root > user: > > (1) The directory /usr/src must be owned by user root and by group src. > (2) The group (src) must have read, write, and execute permissions on /usr/src. > (3) The group (src) must have the "set group id" permission on /usr/src. > (4) Your non-root userid must be a member of group src. > (5) The output of the "groups" command, when issued by your non-root userid, > must list "src" as one of the groups. Please review the "Introduction" > section of the document. Alternatively, if you can't or don't want to have your user in the src group, just extract the tarball somewhere under $HOME. From $HOME you can run "tar xf /usr/src/linux-source-<version>.tar.bz2" (or whatever) and it will extract it into $HOME. Cheers, Tom -- Half of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at.
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