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Old 04-18-2005, 07:10 AM   #1
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more control package management?

I'm using LFS 6 and the more control package management wrappers to install the packages as specific users.

I've built everything to the beginning of Chapter 7 (Bootscripts).

My question is, obviously using this method I would install the bootscripts as a user and not root (this will apply to the kernel in Chapter 8 too). Can the bootscripts and kernel be installed as a non-root user without issues?Or does it have to be done by root? The more control instructions make to reference to this.

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 04-19-2005, 01:32 AM   #2
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here is what i found in the hints page, dunno if it is the same you're using:

linux kernel: not installed as package user
The modutils check if modules are owned by root before using them. This is the reason why the linux kernel should be compiled and installed as root, rather than as a package user.
Old 04-19-2005, 09:45 AM   #3
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Yeah thats the same system I'm using albeit a very old version of it.
I guess I'll install the kernel and bootscripts as root then - unless anyone can shed further light?


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