[amsat-bb] Re: Need some help with predict

John Heaton john at manchester.ac.uk
Sat Jan 19 15:56:49 PST 2008

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On 19 Jan 2008, at 22:55, Don Woodward ((KD4APP)) wrote:
> Check owners and permissions on various directories - if sudo fixed  
> it then
> it's a permission problem
> The reason it doesn't work on root is root probably doesn't have  
> the correct
> path(s).

Predict doesn't need to be run or installed as root for the program  
to function.  It can be installed anywhere.

The first time it runs it will go through the prompts, for the user  
running the program and create a .predict directory under that users  
home directory and then each time its run after that it will use the  
files from that directory.

If the first time you run the program it was as root or with the sudo  
command then the .predict directory will be created as owned by root  
and normal users won't be able to update it, so predict will prompt  
each time it is run..

John, G1YYH
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