Re: problem with ldconfig and packaging libs
On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 02:38:16AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> It is bad advice for someone asking help about fakeroot to tell them
> to also use sudo or super. Pick one and one only.
I read that he needed to have root priviledges as I have when creating
packages. I didn't see him asking for help with fakeroot.
> If you even think that Linux itself will even *let* you do this, you
> need to do a little RTM'ing.
I did one better. I tried it.
> fakeroot simple *pretends* it is creating files with an ownership of
> root or what-have you. It doesn't actually do any such thing. Try it.
When I tried it, I saw it changing the permissions and ownership of my
sample file. On trying it again, it doesn't. I'd guess I was in a
root shell, but I remember trying to run the commands with and without
fakeroot and seeing an error when I didn't. Oh well. Fakeroot looks
like a fine tool for avoiding permission denied errors.