Chap. 6 "Instaling Groff"

Fabio Fracassi f.fracassi at gmx.net
Tue Oct 31 11:35:19 PST 2000


ken_i_m wrote:
> 
> Hi:
> 
> Ran into an error running make for the groff install.
> 
> ....
> /bin/sh: /usr/bin/yacc: Permission denied
> make[2]: *** [pic.cc] Error 126
> ....
> 
> The permissions on /usr/bin/yacc are -rw-r--r--. I am guessing that I need
> an x in there somewhere. Would someone be so kind at to tell this greenhorn
> what octal I should use to set this right? If this is in fact the problem
> the book gave me no heads up that I needed to chmod the permissions on this
> file. If I am barking at a mirage please point me at the real villian.
> 
> Thanks,
> I think, therefore, ken_i_m
> 
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you  can use chmod u+x yacc which gives the User eXecute permission
likwise are g+w (Write for Group) o-r (no Read access for Other)
see man chmod for details on octal values: read = 4 write =2 execute=1
so you get -rwxrw-r-- with 0764

Hope that helps
Fabio

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