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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 04-16-2005, 02:54 AM   #1
frostillicus
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blfs non-root user permissions question


excuse the noobishness, i'm wondering if in blfs the non-root user that is unpacking and patching makefiles, etc., gets write privleges to the /usr/src directory. i kinda thought that root owned everything but the tmp and home directories, and i doubt /usr/src gets the same permissions as $LFS/sources, a+wt, but i dunno...
or is the non-root user added to a group that has the permissions, i.e., write access to /usr/src? or something else entirely? in bhlfs a non-root user named builder is to be created, but the commands to do so are missing...

thanks.

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Old 04-16-2005, 08:08 PM   #2
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It's up to you what permissions you set, it's your system. My policy is that users can write in their home folder and /tmp and nowhere else. I untar and compile packages on my gnome desktop and as I don't need a /usr/src folder, I don't create one. YMMV
 
Old 04-16-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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roger that, usually i just build in my home directory, however i was (am) trying to do it as the blfs book instructs, with the sources in /usr/src and the default install directory as /usr.

good to hear i wasn't way off base with the /home and /tmp directory conjectures, thanks for clearing that up for me....
 
  


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