I’ve been playing around with Flutter lately.
Flutter is a framework for app development based on the Dart language. I’ve always been interested in creating mobile apps but so far it’s taken a backseat to learn web development.
On Arch Linux, it’s easy to install Flutter and Dart. The pain points so far have been with getting Android Studio/Android SDK to work on my computer.
However, I got strange errors yesterday when I wanted to run Flutter:
Cannot open file, path ='/opt/flutter/bin/cache/' Permission denied
flutter run nor
flutter doctor worked.
It looks like the current user doesn’t have write permissions for the flutter directory. This happened after I updated Flutter via Android Studio.
sudo chown -R $USER /opt/flutter
Give write permission to the current user.
Edit: Another way is to add a
flutterusers group, and add the normal user to the group. Then give permissions to the folder
sudo groupadd flutterusers sudo gpasswd -a <user> flutterusers # make directory writable sudo setfacl -R -m g:flutterusers:rwx /opt/flutter # the default group has "allow execution if executable by the owner (or anywone else)" sudo setfacl -d -m g:flutterusers:rwX /opt/flutter