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Yeah, that's not running make and make install as root. the sudo only applies to the first command, as && signifies the start of a new command. So your regular user can't write to /usr, as expected. PS, no need to sudo ./configure or make.
Updating software in Linux is super trivial unless you want the super bleeding edge.
PS - you should specify your distro. Your profile says Mint, but the first reply assumed Ubuntu, but you went with a Debian package? [perhaps my ignorance of Mint is showing]
I have no idea how Mint works, but doesn't the presence of flac_1.3.0-1*deb in the list at http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/pool/main/f/flac/ mean your desired version [from May] is in Mint already?
Last edited by AlucardZero; 11-07-2013 at 09:24 PM.