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Re: [MPlayer-users] My responces to comments on my newbie-oriented MPlay
On Sat, Jun 29, 2002 at 11:23:35PM +0000, Farrell Farahbod wrote:
> 10. Only have them be root when installing.
> i tryed that at first, but then it added about 10 "su" and "exit"'s to the
> list of things for them to do. I know that root has massive power, and thus
> massive power to mess up...but i think that they should be okay.
You do not have to be root at all. You need write privileges on the install
directory, but only for 'make install', not for any previous steps. On most
distros it should be sufficient to be in a special group to install into
/usr/local (on Debian it is the group staff).