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    Installing Enemy Territory, "No Write Permission"

    Hi, I'm trying to install Enemy Territory
    I have Ubuntu 7.04
    an HP with an AMD64, and a nVidia GeoForce 6100

    When I try to install, the Enemy Territory 2.60 Installer runs,
    I get past the license agreement

    Then it says "please enter installer path
    /usr/local/games/enemy-territory"

    I hit enter and it says
    "Failed permissions
    No write permission to /usr/local/games"

    Any ideas on what to do next?

    Thanx.

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    Re: Installing Enemy Territory, "No Write Permission"

    Either specify a path in your /home/username/ directory or run the sh *.run command with a sudo before it.

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    Re: Installing Enemy Territory, "No Write Permission"

    It looks to me that you are running ET installer with your user account. However, by default normal users doesn't have write access to that default installation directory (/usr/local/games/). This is due the regular Linux security policy.

    There are two options for ET installation:

    1. Install ET to your own home directory. Instead of just hitting ENTER as you mentioned, write "/home/YOUR_USERNAME/enemy-territory" and then press Enter.

    2. Run installer using sudo ("sudo INSTALLSCRIPT.run").


    First option installs ET just for you. The second installs it system-wide, allowing other users of the computer play it, too.

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    Re: Installing Enemy Territory, "No Write Permission"

    Does anyone know how to apply the .49b patch?
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    Re: Installing Enemy Territory, "No Write Permission"

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsontide View Post
    Does anyone know how to apply the .49b patch?
    I have never heard of that patch. Newest ET patch is 2.60b

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    Re: Installing Enemy Territory, "No Write Permission"

    sorry......... I am thinking of tc:e.
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    Re: Installing Enemy Territory, "No Write Permission"

    If it is a *.run file, you should be able to do a sh *.run. If it is a zipped file I would guess it is containing a readme with instructions.

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    Re: Installing Enemy Territory, "No Write Permission"

    It's a zip and I got it from the tc:e site. It's says TC:Elite All OS Update but when you open the zip it only has files for windows and mac users. No instructions for linux users.
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    Re: Installing Enemy Territory, "No Write Permission"

    The structure inside the enemy territory folder is the same as on windows, so you should be able to use those instructions. I have not played TC:E for a while, but as far as I remeber it is just a question of unzipping the content into the right folder.

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    Re: Installing Enemy Territory, "No Write Permission"

    Update successful !! Thank you so much! Spent all day doing google searches and found nothing. Glad that's over.
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