Re: problem with ldconfig and packaging libs
On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 05:44:01PM +0900, Ionutz Borcoman wrote:
> Oscar Levi wrote:
> > If I understand this correctly, our petitioner was running the install
> > target for his library and failed with ldconfig. Now, since this step
> > is optional when creating a DEB, fakeroot suffices to prevent make
> > from returning an error status for the impossible command (given that
> > he was not root.) However, since fakeroot won't really promote a file
> > from joe-user to root, he still needs to run something like sudo to
> > build the deb. If this is so, is there any compelling reason to use
> > fakeroot in this circumstance?
> The deb is already built. And the owner of the files is root. Only using
> fakeroot and /sbin/ldconfig -n.
I'd let this drop, but I think I'm gonna learn somthing.
How is it that you created files owned by root without ever changing
your uid to root?
fakeroot chown root.root FILENAME
doesn't do it, right?