This is has me confused
My problem is that when I go to untar a file, or run make install, as root (and only root) the file permissions change to a different number, and nothing is ever the same. This is a huge problem for me, as this shows here:
-rw------- 1 root root 4432926 Nov 23 17:18 gimp-data-extras-1.2.0.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 root root 824407 Nov 23 17:13 xchat-1.8.10.tar.bz2
The two files are owned by root. When I untar them individually I get this at the xterm:
drwxrwxr-x 4 39902 100 496 Dec 25 2000 gimp-data-extras-1.2.0
drwxrwxr-x 9 500 500 920 Nov 23 17:38 xchat-1.8.10
As you can see, the new owners are 39902, 100 and 500!!! All I ran was this command:
tar xvjf filename.tar.bz2
Plus is the time right for the gimp-data-extras directory? Surely it should be the same day as Nov 23?!?
The thing is that this happens when I try to make install, fscking everything up, but only as root, the normal users accout are fine, which makes me a bit worried to be honest.
I think it is something simple, but I don't have a clue. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.