[ut2004] /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied

Frederik Dannemare admin at sentinel.dk
Tue Apr 20 09:37:28 EDT 2004

On Tuesday 20 April 2004 14:46, Andrew Pilley wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 19:46, Frederik Dannemare wrote:
> > On Tuesday 20 April 2004 11:10, Andrew Pilley wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 18:58, Frederik Dannemare wrote:
> > > > Why install it as root? Doesn't make sense.
> > >
> > > What's wrong with installing as root, and just putting stuff in
> > > ~/.ut2004 ?
> >
> > So you are saying that you install as root into ~/.ut2004. Is this
> > root's homedir or your own homedir? Either way it just doesn't make
> > sense. Let me guess: you run the game as root as well? And you chmod
> > 777 all kinds of files when you can't get something to work?
> No. I'm a professional system administrator, I learned effective
> permission management long before I started getting paid for it.

Same here. We just practice different ways of doing things. Looks like I 
misinterpreted your way of handling an install (I missed the "." in 
".ut2004" in your previous posting which made me think you'd do the install 
in a different manner than what you actually meant).

[ snip ]
> > Alternatively, you could create something like /usr/local/games and let
> > it be owned by you (or some games group and then become a member of
> > this). This way you don't need root for anything - and certainly not
> > for running the game!
> Or, I could create /usr/local/games, and let it be owned by root, so
> that I can specifically rule out having the game modify its own data
> unless I so will it.

True, although I do it a bit different; namely by having a seperate account 
for installing games into /usr/local/games (this account would never 
actually be used for playing games). I merely practice the use of root in a 
different way than you do. In other words: I'm practically never ever root 
on my desktop systems (and on my server systems: only when I absolutely 
cannot be without it ).

> And there's no edict on having to run the game by the person who owns
> the main data files, except in instances where the game is poorly
> written.


[ snip ]
> Since this looks like it'll turn into a pissing match fairly quickly,
> I'll clarify something:
> I meant 'install it as root into /usr/local/games/, and let it run as a
> normal user, and write config files into ~/.ut2004/'

Well, if only I hadn't missed the aforementioned "." ;)
Frederik Dannemare

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