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Problems creating ~/Settings/<confname>.conf.new
« on: May 26, 2004, 10:14:22 pm »
I get this all the time:
May 27 02:11:46 openzaurus user.notice root: could not open for writing `/root/Settings/Launcher.conf.new\'

With various files, is it normal?


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Problems creating ~/Settings/<confname>.conf.new
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2004, 06:45:30 am »
Is your root full?
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Problems creating ~/Settings/<confname>.conf.new
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2004, 07:24:52 am »
No, that is why I find it weird... It is it a lot of conf recreating files in Settings, qpe.conf, Launcher.conf, etc...
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Problems creating ~/Settings/<confname>.conf.new
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2004, 09:01:53 am »
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I get this all the time:
May 27 02:11:46 openzaurus user.notice root: could not open for writing `/root/Settings/Launcher.conf.new\'

With various files, is it normal?


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Whatever app you are running that creates that error message is reading your $HOME entry from /etc/passwd. $HOME by default on some ROMS is /root, which is a read-only file system and thus the reason for your errors.

If you change the entry in /etc/passwd to /home/root from /root, then the messages will probably go away.

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Problems creating ~/Settings/<confname>.conf.new
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2004, 09:34:31 am »
My $HOME is /root, and is where the directory is, not a symlink, which could be a cause for the problem. In OZ / is rw...

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Thanks, I\'ll try to change it to somewhere else, just to see what happens.
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