[Sugar-devel] Error running socialcalc on sugar live cd

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 10:59:42 EDT 2009

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:54 AM, vijit singh
<vijitthetopcoder at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Tomeu and all,
> I just got the chance to try installing socialcalc on the sugar live cd and
> I have been able to install it properly. Here is the review of the process,
> might be helpful for other activities also in case anybody faces a similar
> problem--
> 1. Actually, the error which was coming earlier was because of the
> permission being denied by sugar. So, in order to install any activity one
> is supposed to use the sudo command to have super user access. I mean, the
> following command would lead to above mentioned errors---
> sugar-install-bundle SocialCalcActivity.xo
> However, using sudo will resolve the issue--
> sudo sugar-install-bundle SocialCalcActivity.xo
> 2. However, I was unable to install the activity directly from the journal,
> when we click on the activity bundle in the journal, nothing actually
> happens.
>> Hi,
>> can you check you can write to /home/olpc/Activities?
> Yes, we can write but by using sudo command.

The directory /home/olpc/Activities should be writable by user olpc.
That would explain your trouble with installing activities. The
question remains, why was the ownership/write permissions of
/home/olpc/Activities improperly set?


>> Regards,
>> Tomeu
> Cheers,
> VIJIT aka sumit
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Walter Bender
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