How to get write access in ACEDB

Keith Bradnam krb at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Oct 6 10:09:27 EST 2003

On 15 Sep 2003, Chunlei Su wrote:

> I downloaded the monthly version 4_9u ACEDB for Windows and installed it on
> my standalone PC with Windows2000 pro OS. A NewDatabase was installed using
> the "New database wizard".  Then I downloaded the DictyDB
> "dictydb_2.5_data.tar.Z" from UCSD website and installed the database in
> the NewDatabase following the instructions.   After starting ACEDB program
> from the NewDatabase, it showed that "not a registered user for write
> access, add login name to the file wspec/passwd.wrm".  How should I get the
> write access?  I am brand new to ACEDB, please give a step-by-step
> instruction if possible.

In every acedb database there is a 'wspec' directory, and in that
directory is a file called 'passwd.wrm'.  This file specified who has
write access.

You just need to edit this file and add your UNIX/linux user name at the
relevant part of the file.



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