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AKF_SDS
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: permission denied when running as root Reply with quote

I'm running Gentoo Prefix on Interix v3.5 on Windows XP.

Running emerge results in:
Code:
emerge: superuser access is required


Running chmod results in:
Code:
chmod: changing permissions of `./file': Permission denied


All information points to the fact that I am the superuser:
Code:
root@computer H # whoami
root
root@computer H # echo $UID
0
root@computer H # echo $EUID
0

On the windows machine I am logged in as Administrator and SFU Administration has verified that this profile is mapped to root, UID 0, on Interix.

I've tried running with sudo, with no effect.

Has anyone experienced this issue before? Why would gentoo think that root, UID 0, is not superuser?
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does interix properly support rwx style file permissions? Is there something that needs to be turned on for it to do so? Are you using a filesystem (fat32?) that doesn't support permissions at all?
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