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Copy vlc plugin to mozilla problem: /usr not writeable?
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jess

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug 2005, 04:44    Post_subject:  Copy vlc plugin to mozilla problem: /usr not writeable?  

I installed vlc rpm and unrpm it. it built the opt folder which has plugins and component folder.

So that i would like to copy out the libvlcplugin.so from plugins to /usr/local/mozilla/plugins/, but it can not copy the file into particular folder.

The error shows me is:
cp: cannot create regular file '/usr/local/mozilla/plugins':read only file system
Failed to copy '$path/myvlcplugin/plugins/libvlcplugin.so' there ware an error.

So that how to do solve it?

thanks.
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Jess
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug 2005, 04:56    Post_subject:  

you can make a symlink to the /root/.mozilla/plugins folder instead (create the folder if it does not exist)

you can make a symlink by dragging myvlcplugin/plugins/libvlcplugin.so with the middle mouse button to /root/.mozilla/plugins and clicking Link

in newer versions of Puppy, /usr is writeable

anything you put in /opt will disappear when you reboot, unless you have an option 2 hard drive install, but if you do, then /usr should be writeable
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jess

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug 2005, 07:10    Post_subject: VLC plugin problem at mozilla broswer  

How can i check that this usr is writeable?
i downloaded puppy1.0.4-mozilla.iso version.

eventhough i put symlink the vlc library file, it means that i will lost my opt folder when reboot the machine, right? Then what is good idea beside using hard drive? can we use usb?

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Jess
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug 2005, 07:21    Post_subject:  

Jess,
/usr is supposed to be writable.
If it ain't, something is wrong... it's explained in the "How Puppy works" page, /root/.usr should be mounted on /usr by unionfs which makes it writable.
That's everything inside /usr, including the plugins folder.
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jess

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug 2005, 07:41    Post_subject:  

I boot from CD, so that its not writeable right? unless i install puppy usb card, then can be writeable? is it correct?

please do let me know if i'm wrong. thanks

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Jess
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Ian
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Aug 2005, 03:28    Post_subject:  

It all depends on the version of Puppy that you are using.

If you are using a later version /usr is writeable and you can take the option to not create a pup001 file on your hard drive.

Normally Puppy would not write to the live CD as the session is closed to writing but if you use the multi-session version of Puppy and boot it from a burner then it has the capability to write more sessions on the CD that you booted from.

If you install to a USB card it is writeable and this occurs when you shut down Puppy the same as when you shut down a multi-session CD.

If you read through Barry's instructions on the various ways that Puppy can be installed you will find a lot more information than I have supplied here.

Hope this helps.
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