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Re: Which ICQ Client is better?

This one time, at band camp, Nori Heikkinen said:
> 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
> denied)
> E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are
> you root?
> reinstalling apt doesn't seem to help, either.

apt-get install won't let you do it as a user, but apt-get source will
download the source - this is because you're not actually installing
anything to the system.

> > 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
> setup:
> 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?
> </nori>

Hmmm . . . builds fine here.  Do you have a reasonably high speed net
connection?  If you do, I recommend pbuilder for rebuilding packages.
Just install it, edit /etc/pbuilderrc to build for the distro you want,
and add /usr/sbin/pbuilder to your list of sudo-able powers
(/etc/sudoers).  Change into centericq-4.8.7, and type `pdebuild` -
it'll chroot itself, get all the dependencies, and then builds it for
you.  Nice.
|Stephen Gran                  | Like punning, programming is a play on        |
|steve@lobefin.net             | words.                                        |
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