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Reinstalled the system
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 28, '01 05:14:41AM

Ok well my knowledge of UNIX is very small. But i tried anyway. Nothing really happened. The easiest way to trash the application was to reboot in OS 9.1 and just drag it over to the trash. But then i had the other problem of making the folder Applications "read & write" again. Not only for the admins but also for the root account. Logging in with root resulted in the same problem. Read only for that folder.

So the easiest way was to reinstall the system. But first backup the "user" folder. This made it really quick to start again where i left.
Well i learned not to install a .pkg file just like that. And luckily i got to learn that in these early stages.

Thanx for replying.
Med

p.s. What is the UNIX command to delete an item?



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Reinstalled the system
Authored by: robg on Mar 28, '01 08:30:54AM
Med - I don't think you had to reinstall the system, but the good thing is that the OS X installer seems quite smart. It will leave your Users folder alone (or it should have, assuming you didn't simply wipe the drive) when you reinstall. It also seems to leave your installed Apps alone, and just fixes what it needs to. For the permissions issue on the Applications folder, you can usually fix those things via the terminal in UNIX, but you'll need to understand a bit more about UNIX's 'chmod' (change permissions) and 'chown' (change owners) commands first. I wrote a tutorial on 'chmod' permissions, designed with new UNIX users in mind (since I am one!). For 'chown', try typing "man chown" in the terminal window to read about how it works. Sorry you had to reinstall, but glad you're up and working again!

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