I just installed Fedora Core 2 and am trying to install Xine. I downloaded the package (.tar.gz), used gunzip and tar, and built it. The problem comes when trying to install. I do not have permission to make a directory under /usr/local. So here come the questions...
Should I run as a superuser to install new packages?
Is there an easy way to grant my account better permissions (I have no idea what each user group is for).
Is there an easier way to install than going through all this unzipping/build process?