Re: [greenstone-users] Install Wizard & 2.6.2 onto OS X 10.3.2 ERROR

From Richard Managh
DateWed, 14 Dec 2005 10:12:02 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Install Wizard & 2.6.2 onto OS X 10.3.2 ERROR
In-Reply-To (54E6DFA2-66A4-11DA-90A5-000D935098B4-mac-com)
Hi Laura,

You need to "sudo" the command you used to run the installer

sudo allows you to run a command as the "super user".

You need to do something like:

sudo gsdl-2.62-macOSx.command

and enter your password when it prompts you for it.


DL Consulting
Greenstone Digital Library and Digitisation Specialists

laura coleman wrote:

> Hair in points! This is driving me crazy!!
> I've tried many times to install Greenstone onto my mac (G4 iBook 933)
> - the problem SEEMS to be related to keychain / permissions.
> Greenstone's Install Shield Wizard loads fine, I get to "Click next to
> install 'Greenstone Library Software' to this directory, or click
> Browse to install to a different directory.
> Clicking "Next" generates pop-up error dialog:
> "Error: /Applications/greenstone is not writable."
> !
> I assume this means admin privileges are required to modify apps
> directory... but HOW can I get past this wall when no (as usual)
> system prompt opens to enable me to log in as admin?
> It's possible I could install s/w into another directory, but I'm
> unfamiliar (understatement) with working with / in Terminal and
> research indicates that if I install anywhere OTHER than
> "Applications" I'll have to manually make changes (i.e. config file...)
> Greenstone wizards have been consulted on this, but it's the OS X
> specific nature of the dilemma that's stumping everyone (so far!)
> ANY suggestions would be most welcome! Thanks for your time and any
> thoughts!
> - laura
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