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Old 08-14-2002, 10:54 PM   #1
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without becoming root?


ok. everytime i want to install something in my box, i had to become
root in order to install it. Is there another of installing something without
becoming root? all i want to install is netscape but my friend told me
to becareful installing shit on root because some might be infected with trojan.
Is it possible to install netscape or any other file without becoming root?
Thanks for the response and everytime i post on this site most of my
question had been answer (not sucking up so don't think that).
 
Old 08-14-2002, 11:58 PM   #2
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If you install something in your home folder it will work, however if you have more users each user would need to install each program. Root installs to a globally read accessed location like usr or usr/local then any user can run it and their settings will be in their home folder.
 
Old 08-15-2002, 12:20 AM   #3
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Check out the "sudo" command. It will let you execute one command as root so you can install something you trust and not have to worry about running as root.
 
  


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