I'm trying to put up a CS:S(srcds) server, but when I use the given instructions, the terminal says that I don't have the permission to change it.

My account is an admin account right now. Can I give it the same privileges as root login? I want to go around the root login, and only use my admin account.


If you follow this guide: http://www.srcds.com/db/engine.php?id=1098643920

This guide should guide you through the installation part. You shouldn't have to install srcds as root.

(The chmod +x hldsupdatetool.bin is the important part)

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  • It wont give my account root privileges, but I guess it will help me install srcds. – Emanuel Ström Mar 18 '13 at 12:50
  • The guide is the correct way to install srcds. Installing and running as root is generally bad practice and should be avoided. – Frederik Spang Mar 18 '13 at 12:52
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    @EmanuelStröm there is more information about root privileges here. How to run as root and why is not normally a good idea. – Warren Hill Mar 18 '13 at 15:38

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