hi guys i am trying to build my first linux and have hit a snag.
one of the tools i need is called "m4" so as a regular user extract the m4.tar, and ./configure, make and make install. it fails at "make install" with the following:
make: Entering directory `/mnt/lfs/sources/m4-1.4.16/src'
test -z "/usr/local/bin" || /bin/mkdir -p "/usr/local/bin"
/usr/bin/install -c m4 '/usr/local/bin'
/usr/bin/install: cannot create regular file `/usr/local/bin/m4': Permission denied
make: *** [install-binPROGRAMS] Error 1
should i run this make install as root?
also, i am quite confused about this whole process here...i've read over the manuals but there are holes that leave me stumped for hours. any help or insight for how to make this less of a PITA would be very appreciated.
thanks for your time and best regards