On Monday 10 October 2011 13:45:24 Werner Joss wrote: > I'm out of ideas, here, sorry. > wild guess: wrong permissions ? > > werner Waking up from a little siesta (yes...), that's what I thought too... No: directories and files belong to "user user", and the PATCH did create the files: user@machin:/...../bin/QT/qt-x11-free-3.3.8b$ ls -l q*.*.* -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 0 2011-10-10 11:52 qglobal.h.orig -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 221 2011-10-10 11:52 qglobal.h.rej -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 0 2011-10-10 11:52 qobject.cpp.orig -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 712 2011-10-10 11:52 qobject.cpp.rej -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 0 2011-10-10 11:52 qobject.h.orig -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 543 2011-10-10 11:52 qobject.h.rej -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 1540 2011-10-09 22:55 qt3_3.3.8c.diff I tryed openning the diff file with Konqueror: looks OK too! Bizarre: I decided to try as root: I open another terminal (konsole kdesu), cd..., patch... Of course, patch did not work, and the six files created are owned by "root" and are -rw-r-r-. Continuing to prepare this e-mail, I thought that I should remove these files "root" that might embarrass me later if I forgot. But I selected the wrong console and typed the "rm" commands in the console using user's rights... the files were deleted after confirmation (write protected)! A feature of SELinux? I dont know if I'll ever succeed in compile and run TDE on my machine, but the prospect of using a system with SELinux me anxious. Even if it is possible to disable... A deactivated bomb is still a bomb. Good luck to everyone, Patrick NB: I wil put the following post, if any, in the devel list.