Drumline not installing

• Jul 8, 2018 - 13:57
Reported version
3.3
Priority
P3 - Low
Type
Plugins
Frequency
Many
Severity
S2 - Critical
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

In an attempt to install the Drumline extension, the following message appears at the end: "Cannot import extension on read-only storage: /".
I tried opening access to system folders, via chmod -R 777, but it did not work.
I am using Ubuntu 18.04, atualized, on Budgie Desktop. I am using a Musescore version 2.3.1, in revision n. 0899e9d.


Comments

Severity S5 - Suggestion S4 - Minor
Status active by design
Frequency Once
Priority P0 - Critical
Regression No
Workaround No

"By design" means that it is not possible to write to the read-only location. We might think about storing temp data somewhere else if the case becomes wide spread.

Priority P0 - Critical P3 - Low
Status by design active
Workaround No Yes

The default should be to write to /tmp (and $TMPDIR, if that is set, but that does happen already apparently and is the workaround) everything else, esp. trying to write to /, is a bad bug, and can't be by design.

No, IIRC even on Windows this is not writing to temp, but to the users home instead. That does have write permissions though, so this goes unnoticed. Not for Linux if HOME is / but the user is not root or the root filesystem is mounted readonly (like for a life file system)

Frequency Once Many
Severity S4 - Minor S2 - Critical
Type Functional Plugins
Reported version 2.3 3.3
Workaround Yes No
Reproducibility Always

I cannot install MDL on my mac because it says cannot install on read-only storage.