I'm going full Linux for in my laptop (Fedora 24 at the moment). I'd like to clear some confusion about applications ownership and what entail.
I installed Chrome from the rpm on the official site. DNF did its thing and installed it in
Now, since I used
sudo dnf install...the owner of that folder is root. Is is a good idea to change the ownership to the standard user?
I ask this because of this: I installed JDownloader (it's a Java-based download manager), still from rpm still using
sudo dnf install at the end of the installation it started the application automatically as, I guess, root user. I modified the settings, choose the download folder and tested a download. All worked. Later I launch the application from the desktop icon, as standard user I suppose. The download couldn't start because the user didn't have permission to write in the download folder. Ok, I changed it to the standard user. All worked fine. And then I though, what if I change settings in the application as a standard user? The changes didn't survive the application's restart.
I then changed the ownership of
/opt/jd2/ to the standard user and I could manage to save the settings.
My question is: "Should applications under /opt retain the root ownership or it's ok to change it?" Chrome didn't have any issues when I was using it as a standard user when its owner was root, JDownloader did.