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Thomas Cameron wrote:

On Sat, 2004-12-04 at 16:03 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

On Sat, 4 Dec 2004, Matthew Wood wrote:

I am very new to linux, in fact i have only used it for about 2
hours before i wrote this email. i cannot write anything to the
following directory /user/local/lib. I need to be able to, so that i
an install MPlayer. How can i resolve this.

<html><DIV><FONT face="Lucida Handwriting, Cursive"><EM>Matthew

a couple of observations:

1) it's "/usr/local/lib".  you won't be taken particularly seriously
if you can't spell the names of standard system directories.

2) you really should put in considerably more time reading an intro
book on linux before you start asking questions here.  if you don't
even understand the concept of the root account and superuser
privileges, frankly, i don't think you're ready for linux yet.


Oh, man, now *that's* the way to welcome a newcomer. Insult him twice for his first posting.

Sheesh - the people who take delight in slamming newbies should
seriously check their attitude at the door.  This is a community, not
some sort of club.  It's *supposed* to be open to all comers.

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything, OK?

Thank you Thomas!

I could not have said it better myself.

That post was just downright rude (and uncalled for).


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