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Re: make install on etch amd64

Alan Ianson <alianson@shaw.ca> writes:

> Aside from this package I don't compile a lot of software so I don't have a 
> lot of experience in the real world if other packages also have trouble with 
> make install. Next time I am in etch I'll try another package aside from this 
> one and see how it goes.
> I'm reasonably certain that you "make install" as root on a regular basis with 
> no problem?

Make install usualy does not care what user it is. It just tries to
write the files and the filesystem will give errors if the permissions
are insufficient.

Your error indicates that your make install does something special,
messes around with users. That isn't the usual case.


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