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Old 02-08-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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Im following a howto from genco.gen.tc/postfix_virtual.php and it specifically tells me to untar, ./config, and make many of the applications from the /usr/local/ directory using a normal user. When I try this I don't seem to have rights. I can't even untar it. I'm using fedora core 3. It say that I "must" do this under /usr/local and with a normal user.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 10:04 AM   #2
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I was wondering if it is ok to change the rights to the /usr/local directory to 777?

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Old 02-08-2005, 10:08 AM   #3
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Wouldn't it be better to log in or su to root, and then just cd to the /home directory and then do the untar there ???

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Old 02-08-2005, 10:46 AM   #4
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It specifically says not to run with root privileges and to run the ./config and make within the /usr/local directory.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 03:17 PM   #5
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surely that's exactly what you'd be doing, i.e. download it into the /home or whatever, and then su - followed by cd /home/phil0024 and then the ./configure and make would be done in /home/phil0024 but they'd be done by root??

I may have missed something here though ???!??

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Old 02-10-2005, 08:27 AM   #6
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Wouldn't running the ./configure and make ran under su be the same as root. Why would the tutorial specify don't run under root and then show the prompt as a $
 
  


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