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    Question Vuze File Permissions

    Hello,

    I have installed Vuze, which is a full featured bittorrent client. When I started Vuze for the first time, I received the warning:

    Code:
    The file /usr/share/java/Vuze/ is not writable; therefore no software upgrades will be saved.
    Obviously, this folder is in the root file system; and unless the app changes the owner of the folder to itself or is called with root permissions, it will of course not be able to write to this folder. I could chown the folder to myself making it writable; but I suspect there may be a better solution than changing ownership of a portion of the root file system, which seems to me like a very bad practice.

    Can anyone suggest a proper work around?

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    Default AW: Vuze File Permissions

    Disable the automatical Update in Vuze?

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    Default Re: AW: Vuze File Permissions

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    Disable the automatical Update in Vuze?
    Thanks for the reply,

    Will I still have the save problem when I try to update manually or will the updates be saved this way?
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    Default Re: Vuze File Permissions

    Where did you install your Vuze from... a repo, or downloaded another location? And, did you install it from an rpn, or a tar file or build from source?

    I haven't used Vuze for a long while (I use other torrent apps now because I found the Java implemention unnecessarily heavy but am impressed by the many features Vuze has that aren't found in other torrent apps), I seem to vaguely remember that issue but was able to solve in some way... Am guessing but I think I decided not to install using the default location(I never do, I always want to walk the install process even if I agree with every recommendation)

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    Question Re: Vuze File Permissions

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    Where did you install your Vuze from... a repo, or downloaded another location? And, did you install it from an rpn, or a tar file or build from source?

    I haven't used Vuze for a long while (I use other torrent apps now because I found the Java implemention unnecessarily heavy but am impressed by the many features Vuze has that aren't found in other torrent apps), I seem to vaguely remember that issue but was able to solve in some way... Am guessing but I think I decided not to install using the default location(I never do, I always want to walk the install process even if I agree with every recommendation)

    TSU
    I did it from here with a one click install. I'm not sure I can walk the install when using one click. Should I download the rpm instead? BTW, how do I uninstall sw added this way?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Vuze File Permissions

    As far as I can tell there is only one user repo housing Vuze (home:/enzokiel), if you already subscribed to that repo Vuze will be updated automatically by a PackageKit front-end depending on what desktop you use.
    post your repo list
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    if the repo housing Vuze is not in your list add it and you can keep Vuze up to date eather by using zypper up or letting the update applet handle it
    this is the repo housing Vuze
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/enzokiel/openSUSE_42.1_Update/
    if you don't have it add it
    Code:
    sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/enzokiel/openSUSE_42.1_Update/home:enzokiel.repo
    or seeing how Vuze is a Java app get the tarball and unpack it somewhere in your home and let it update itself, you will need to create/add a *.desktop file in ~/.share/applications/ to get a desktop menu but you won't have to worry about write permissions.

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    Default Re: Vuze File Permissions

    I did it from here: https://software.opensuse.org/package/Vuze with a one click install. I'm not sure I can walk the install when using one click. Should I download the rpm instead? BTW, how do I uninstall sw added this way?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Vuze File Permissions

    Quote Originally Posted by Grace123 View Post
    I did it from here: https://software.opensuse.org/package/Vuze with a one click install. I'm not sure I can walk the install when using one click. Should I download the rpm instead? BTW, how do I uninstall sw added this way?

    Thanks
    That's a search engine not a repo, the only repo that has Vuze is
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/enzokiel/openSUSE_42.1_Update/
    so do you have that repo in your repo list?
    Code:
    zypper lr -d

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