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Old 03-14-2004, 02:25 AM   #1
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Root? Or does it matter?

Well im having some problems.

I downloaded some softwares (Two programs) and tried compiling em, well the first run with
./configure - worked just fine
then when I used
make install - It started out just fine but the end had some errors, same with both the programs.

So my question is: Do I have to be ROOT when I do this sort of thing ? Or does it matter?

(Im using mandrake)
Old 03-14-2004, 02:28 AM   #2
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yes, a lot of times u must be root to install software. at least in my experience
Old 03-14-2004, 03:54 AM   #3
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Ok, thank you for the answer.
Old 03-14-2004, 04:03 AM   #4
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AFAIK, you don't have to be root for the "make " and "./configure" steps, but you need to be root for "make install"


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