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I just reinstalled Fundoo on two of my PCs, one being an old MacBook. The MacBook installation worked great, but I hit a problem on the other PC, an AMD 64 based system.  I cannot set my profile with epro. Here's what I get:

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epro flavor desktop


=== Enabled Profiles: ===

        arch: x86-64bit
       build: current
     subarch: amd64-k10
      flavor: desktop
     mix-ins: (not set)

>>> Set flavor to desktop.
Updating profiles at /etc/portage/make.profile/parent...
ERROR: You do not have permission to update profiles. Any changes could not be saved.

 

Would someone have a suggestion? Thanks in advance.

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23 hours ago, lazlo.vii said:

I have to ask, are you running the command as root or at least using sudo as a non-root user?  If not you can't change files in /etc

I don't think I have to be root or use sudo. I didn't have to one my other PC (the MacBook).

Thanks anyway for your reply.

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9 hours ago, palica said:

then you have to adjust permissions on /etc/portage/make.profile/parent

But the permissions on the system where command

epro flavor desktop

works are exactly the same as the other system where it doesn't work:

denis@euclide(opengl)$ ls -l /etc/portage/make.profile/parent 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1411 Nov  4 06:56 /etc/portage/make.profile/parent

denis@maxwell(~)$ ls -ld /etc/portage/make.profile/parent
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1365 Nov  4 07:42 /etc/portage/make.profile/parent

euclide is the PC where the command works, maxwell the one where it doesn't. Besides, I remember installing Funtoo a year ago or so and epro was also working with my own account.

Thanks for the reply.

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On 11/7/2018 at 12:25 PM, palica said:

paste

"groups denis" from both pc

They're exactly the same:

denis@euclide(~)$ groups denis                                                                  
wheel audio cdrom video users denis

denis@maxwell(~)$ groups denis                                                                                                                          
wheel audio cdrom video users denis

 

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1 hour ago, palica said:

paste /etc/sudoers from both

Thanks a lot for your help. Again, they're exactly the same

denis@euclide(~)$ sudo cat /etc/sudoers
## sudoers file.
##
## This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
## Failure to use 'visudo' may result in syntax or file permission errors
## that prevent sudo from running.
##
## See the sudoers man page for the details on how to write a sudoers file.
##

##
## Host alias specification
##
## Groups of machines. These may include host names (optionally with wildcards),
## IP addresses, network numbers or netgroups.
# Host_Alias	WEBSERVERS = www1, www2, www3

##
## User alias specification
##
## Groups of users.  These may consist of user names, uids, Unix groups,
## or netgroups.
# User_Alias	ADMINS = millert, dowdy, mikef

##
## Cmnd alias specification
##
## Groups of commands.  Often used to group related commands together.
# Cmnd_Alias	PROCESSES = /usr/bin/nice, /bin/kill, /usr/bin/renice, \
# 			    /usr/bin/pkill, /usr/bin/top
# Cmnd_Alias	REBOOT = /sbin/halt, /sbin/reboot, /sbin/poweroff

##
## Defaults specification
##
## You may wish to keep some of the following environment variables
## when running commands via sudo.
##
## Locale settings
# Defaults env_keep += "LANG LANGUAGE LINGUAS LC_* _XKB_CHARSET"
##
## Run X applications through sudo; HOME is used to find the
## .Xauthority file.  Note that other programs use HOME to find   
## configuration files and this may lead to privilege escalation!
# Defaults env_keep += "HOME"
##
## X11 resource path settings
# Defaults env_keep += "XAPPLRESDIR XFILESEARCHPATH XUSERFILESEARCHPATH"
##
## Desktop path settings
# Defaults env_keep += "QTDIR KDEDIR"
##
## Allow sudo-run commands to inherit the callers' ConsoleKit session
# Defaults env_keep += "XDG_SESSION_COOKIE"
##
## Uncomment to enable special input methods.  Care should be taken as
## this may allow users to subvert the command being run via sudo.
# Defaults env_keep += "XMODIFIERS GTK_IM_MODULE QT_IM_MODULE QT_IM_SWITCHER"
##
## Uncomment to use a hard-coded PATH instead of the user's to find commands
# Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"
##
## Uncomment to send mail if the user does not enter the correct password.
# Defaults mail_badpass
##
## Uncomment to enable logging of a command's output, except for
## sudoreplay and reboot.  Use sudoreplay to play back logged sessions.
# Defaults log_output
# Defaults!/usr/bin/sudoreplay !log_output
# Defaults!/usr/local/bin/sudoreplay !log_output
# Defaults!REBOOT !log_output

##
## Runas alias specification
##

##
## User privilege specification
##
root ALL=(ALL) ALL

## Uncomment to allow members of group wheel to execute any command
# %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

## Same thing without a password
%wheel ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

## Uncomment to allow members of group sudo to execute any command
# %sudo	ALL=(ALL) ALL

## Uncomment to allow any user to run sudo if they know the password
## of the user they are running the command as (root by default).
# Defaults targetpw  # Ask for the password of the target user
# ALL ALL=(ALL) ALL  # WARNING: only use this together with 'Defaults targetpw'

## Read drop-in files from /etc/sudoers.d
## (the '#' here does not indicate a comment)
#includedir /etc/sudoers.d
denis@euclide(~)$ 
denis@maxwell(~)$ sudo cat /etc/sudoers
## sudoers file.
##
## This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
## Failure to use 'visudo' may result in syntax or file permission errors
## that prevent sudo from running.
##
## See the sudoers man page for the details on how to write a sudoers file.
##

##
## Host alias specification
##
## Groups of machines. These may include host names (optionally with wildcards),
## IP addresses, network numbers or netgroups.
# Host_Alias	WEBSERVERS = www1, www2, www3

##
## User alias specification
##
## Groups of users.  These may consist of user names, uids, Unix groups,
## or netgroups.
# User_Alias	ADMINS = millert, dowdy, mikef

##
## Cmnd alias specification
##
## Groups of commands.  Often used to group related commands together.
# Cmnd_Alias	PROCESSES = /usr/bin/nice, /bin/kill, /usr/bin/renice, \
# 			    /usr/bin/pkill, /usr/bin/top
# Cmnd_Alias	REBOOT = /sbin/halt, /sbin/reboot, /sbin/poweroff

##
## Defaults specification
##
## You may wish to keep some of the following environment variables
## when running commands via sudo.
##
## Locale settings
# Defaults env_keep += "LANG LANGUAGE LINGUAS LC_* _XKB_CHARSET"
##
## Run X applications through sudo; HOME is used to find the
## .Xauthority file.  Note that other programs use HOME to find   
## configuration files and this may lead to privilege escalation!
# Defaults env_keep += "HOME"
##
## X11 resource path settings
# Defaults env_keep += "XAPPLRESDIR XFILESEARCHPATH XUSERFILESEARCHPATH"
##
## Desktop path settings
# Defaults env_keep += "QTDIR KDEDIR"
##
## Allow sudo-run commands to inherit the callers' ConsoleKit session
# Defaults env_keep += "XDG_SESSION_COOKIE"
##
## Uncomment to enable special input methods.  Care should be taken as
## this may allow users to subvert the command being run via sudo.
# Defaults env_keep += "XMODIFIERS GTK_IM_MODULE QT_IM_MODULE QT_IM_SWITCHER"
##
## Uncomment to use a hard-coded PATH instead of the user's to find commands
# Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"
##
## Uncomment to send mail if the user does not enter the correct password.
# Defaults mail_badpass
##
## Uncomment to enable logging of a command's output, except for
## sudoreplay and reboot.  Use sudoreplay to play back logged sessions.
# Defaults log_output
# Defaults!/usr/bin/sudoreplay !log_output
# Defaults!/usr/local/bin/sudoreplay !log_output
# Defaults!REBOOT !log_output

##
## Runas alias specification
##

##
## User privilege specification
##
root ALL=(ALL) ALL

## Uncomment to allow members of group wheel to execute any command
# %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

## Same thing without a password
%wheel ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

## Uncomment to allow members of group sudo to execute any command
# %sudo	ALL=(ALL) ALL

## Uncomment to allow any user to run sudo if they know the password
## of the user they are running the command as (root by default).
# Defaults targetpw  # Ask for the password of the target user
# ALL ALL=(ALL) ALL  # WARNING: only use this together with 'Defaults targetpw'

## Read drop-in files from /etc/sudoers.d
## (the '#' here does not indicate a comment)
#includedir /etc/sudoers.d
denis@maxwell(~)$ 

 

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so I don't know why you can update on one as normal user - but that should not be the normal behaviour. I think that setting profile is a admin's (root) job and should be limited to root or sudoers. there has to be a difference other then one being mac and the other amd, what stage did you use for both of them, how did you extract them. I am just guessing here as I don't know what could cause this behaviour, but what I am trying to say, try to go back in your setup procedure and give any differences between the two machines. Also I don't think that you should be allowed to change system's profile as a normal user. So actually I find the mac performance strange.

I have never encountered this as I always setup the core OS as root. How did you emerge packages, also as denis user?

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If you read the documentation on profiles, for example here, it doesn't say root privilege is required. I'm only trying to change my own profile, not system wide. I use sudo to emerge. For the rest I set up the two PCs exactly the same way, except for the stage download.

Thanks again.

 

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I am really sorry, I wasted your time all along. I sudoed to root on the MacBook and looked at the command history. I was root when I changed the profile. I wonder how I can work in that business and be sometimes so confused.

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