Re: alsa-source invalid group
On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Jeff wrote:
> I'm trying to compile the alsa-source in testing and having a
> I run ./configure and then make without trouble. When I run make
> install, I get this error:
> if [ -d /sbin/init.d ]; then \
> install -m 755 -g -o utils/alsasound /sbin/init.d/alsasound; \
> elif [ -d /etc/rc.d/init.d ]; then \
> install -m 755 -g -o utils/alsasound /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound; \
> elif [ -d /etc/init.d ]; then \
> install -m 755 -g -o utils/alsasound /etc/init.d/alsasound; \
> install: invalid group `-o'
> make: *** [install-scripts] Error 1
> root #
> I have a self-compile 2.4.21 kernel running.
> I can't figure this out, nor can I find anything googling yet. Anyone
> have an idea on how to get past this?
I ran a "install --help" which told me this relevant line:
-g, --group=GROUP set group ownership, instead of process' current
So it would seem that there is an error in your install script. Whoever
made it forgot to add which group the "alsasound" file should be owned by.
Personally I would try to get a more stable package. But if you like
living on the edge you could try to fix it yourself by modifying whichever
file contained the if-command you quoted above.
If you choose to gamble you should change the install script to do this
if [ -d /sbin/init.d ]; then \
install -m 755 -g root -o utils/alsasound /sbin/init.d/alsasound; \
elif [ -d /etc/rc.d/init.d ]; then \
install -m 755 -g root -o utils/alsasound /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound; \
elif [ -d /etc/init.d ]; then \
install -m 755 -g root -o utils/alsasound /etc/init.d/alsasound; \
Ask someone who have a working alsasound package installed, what group
ownes the /sbin/init.d/alsasound, /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound, or
/etc/init.d/alsasound file. Also if/when you fix this you should get
.. oh. Never mind the above ;). It seems as if one doesn't have to specify
a group name after the "-g" parameter. If one had to, you would get two
error messages. If the -g parameter doesn't need a group name after it for
the "install" command to work, perhaps the -o parameter doesn't either. If
that reasoning is correct, we can draw the conclusion that there is
something else wrong. And that might be:
-o, --owner=OWNER set ownership (super-user only)
..that you maybe need to be logged in as root ("super-user") for this to
Erm.. So what I am rambling about here is that you should try to do what
you did as root instead. If you already where root and it still didn't
work, I don't know what you could do to fix the problem.
..oh. But then again I see .. hehe:
> root #
from your quote.
Which means you ran this as root.
..but then again it said:
> install: invalid group `-o'
It seems to think that "-o" is a name of a group! Therefore one may
conclude that the -g parameter demands a group-name. And possibly the -o
parameter demands a name of an owner.
Soo.. Ask someone with a working alsa installed if they can run these
commands and tell you their output:
ls -la /sbin/init.d/alsasound 2>/dev/null
ls -la /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound 2>/dev/null
ls -la /etc/init.d/alsasound 2>/dev/null
The output should be something like this:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 tommy root 148 Jul 23 13:01 alsasound
I dont have alsa installed. So the above line is a made up one. But in the
example above you can see that "tommy" is the owner (-o) and the group
that owns the file is the "root" group (-g).
Then, you can correct your install script. And if you're nice, you can
report the error and fix to the developers of alsasound so other users
wont get the same problem. Or if you're not in any hurry you can just wait
a couple of hours or days until someone else relalizes the package wont
install. Then you can dl the fixed package and it will work.
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