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Epic games store - Lutris refuses to install to path despite path having permision for all users to read and write

2019-10-21 14:13:19,820: GLib.set_option_context_summary missing, was added in GLib 2.56 (Released 2018-03-12)
2019-10-21 14:13:19,845: Running Lutris 0.5.3
2019-10-21 14:13:19,845: Using NVIDIA drivers 418.56 for x86_64
2019-10-21 14:13:19,846: GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
2019-10-21 14:13:19,846: GPU: 10DE:1C02 0000:0000 using nvidia drivers
2019-10-21 14:13:19,950: Vulkan is supported
2019-10-21 14:13:19,951: Updating DXVK versions
2019-10-21 14:13:20,287: Updating D9VK versions
2019-10-21 14:13:37,615: Lutris does not have the necessary permissions to install to path:
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

I already had problems before installing the “Epic-games-store” because after the installer run, it simply didn’t install anything in the path, just as “Purzel” has mentioned in comments.

But now when trying to install I get a popup saying “Lutris does not have the necessary permissions to install to path” , even when I set the path to allow every single user/process access, it keeps throwing the error message.

Also in the Lutris logfile in .cache/lutris/ there is an extra error: “[WARNING:2019-10-21 14:24:53,781:system]: Non existent path: /home/vuurdraak/.cache/lutris/installer/epic-games-store”

Also my .cache folder is symlinked to a hard-disk to avoid burning up my SSD drive, but that was not a problem with other games that I have successfully installed before.

Edit: I’m on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit

What filesystem are you using?

Can you access tha .cache path in a regular file manager?

What permissions are set on the .cache directory?