Originally Posted by mattydee
Are you being sarcastic? I can't tell... anyways, yes you are correct. Most programs will have to be installed as root.
well, I wasn't but if it gets a laugh out of anyone - then i was
the clarification by onebuck is really what I was looking to elicit. + sometimes when I am trying to compile on my own and working in different terminal windows I'll accidentally ./configure as root, which forces me to make as root, etc
if it wasn't necessary to 'su' to make install then I'd be aggravating myself for no reason.
I too liberally apply checkinstall.
? how do you tell if its a user package? also does it still go to /var/log/packages? can someone point me to the 'M' in rtfm about this?
(and no, that wasn't sarcasm ;D )
@gnashley- yes thanks for the tool. I am d/ling it now.
another ? should I feel kind of lame for relying on all these package tools to install stuff? I use whatever I can find at linuxpackages, slackbuilds and the CD extras of course. But should I endeavor to learn the intricacies of this stuff myself? Whats the benefit (besides satisfying my abnormal geek curiosity)?