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On Sat, 4 Dec 2004, Thomas Cameron wrote:

> On Sat, 2004-12-04 at 16:03 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > On Sat, 4 Dec 2004, Matthew Wood wrote:
> >
> > > I am very new to linux, in fact i have only used it for about 2
> > > hours before i wrote this email. i cannot write anything to the
> > > following directory /user/local/lib. I need to be able to, so that i
> > > an install MPlayer. How can i resolve this.
> > >
> > > <html><DIV><FONT face="Lucida Handwriting, Cursive"><EM>Matthew
> > > Wood</EM></FONT></DIV></html>
> >
> > a couple of observations:
> >
> > 1) it's "/usr/local/lib".  you won't be taken particularly seriously
> > if you can't spell the names of standard system directories.
> >
> > 2) you really should put in considerably more time reading an intro
> > book on linux before you start asking questions here.  if you don't
> > even understand the concept of the root account and superuser
> > privileges, frankly, i don't think you're ready for linux yet.
> >
> > rday
>
> Oh, man, now *that's* the way to welcome a newcomer.  Insult him twice
> for his first posting.

well, i could have gone after him for not using a relevant subject
field, but i was being charitable. :-)

rday


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