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Re: Which ICQ Client is better?

on Sun, 17 Nov 2002 08:49:36PM +0000, Colin Watson insinuated:
> Firstly, don't be in / when grabbing source packages. :) You don't
> need to be root, either.

well, i have needed to be of late, and just haven't worried about it
recently ... whenever i try to run apt as myself, i get the following:

orange:~> apt-get install foo
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are
you root?

reinstalling apt doesn't seem to help, either.

> As an ordinary user, 'apt-get source centericq'. This creates a
> 'centericq-<version>' directory below the current directory. Change
> into that, then (after installing the fakeroot package)
> 'dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -us'.

okay, almost there ... but i get this error about 15 seconds into the

running /bin/sh ./configure  --host=i386-linux --build=i386-linux
--prefix=/usr '--mandir=${prefix}/share/man'
'--infodir=${prefix}/share/info' --with-included-gettext
--cache-file=.././config.cache --srcdir=.
./configure: line 421: ./config.log: Permission denied
configure: error: ./configure failed for kkconsui-0.1
make: *** [config.status] Error 1

permissions look fine for ./config.log (600 and i own it).  any ideas?


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