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Permission denied
Authored by: pianomanmarty on Dec 12, '02 02:02:38AM

I am running Jaguar, and when I go into the Terminal and try to enter in the two lines that this article said to enter, it accepts the first line and changes to that directory; but when I enter the second line, it says "ln: ./smbspool: permission denied".

Any ideas how to allow the permission?

Thanks!



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Permission denied
Authored by: buchlohc on Dec 12, '02 03:41:12AM

Hi,
when you tried this, you have been root ?
If not, use the command 'su -'(without the ')
Enter your passwd for the root Account, then try again the ln command. it should work now.



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Permission denied
Authored by: pianomanmarty on Dec 12, '02 08:21:31PM

I tried what you said about entering su - and then my password, but I dont' know what the password is - it's not the password to my user account...how do i find out the password? Is there some default unless you change it?

Thanks again!



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Permission denied -- FIX
Authored by: torque2k on Dec 19, '02 12:27:57AM
I, too, have this problem, and it probably stems from the fact that my username hasn't been correctly added to the 'wheel' group. Nonetheless, you can type this as the second line instead:

UserName % sudo ln -s /usr/bin/smbspool smb

This will prompt you for a Password, which should now accept your current password.

Of course, I am under the assumption that this is your own Mac, and that you actually installed the OS yourself, or at least set it up with yourself being the first user on the system. If not, then see your system administrator... ;)

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Permission denied -- FIX
Authored by: pianomanmarty on Dec 19, '02 07:44:43PM

That's just the trick I needed....thank you so much!



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