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Re: Problem of install tarball packages



On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 20:35 -0700, Kam Leo wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 7:49 PM, Craig White <craigwhite azapple com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-09-27 at 10:26 +0800, edwardspl ita org mo wrote:
> >> Craig White wrote:
> >> > On Sat, 2008-09-27 at 01:43 +0800, edwardspl ita org mo wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Aldo Foot wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > > > On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 10:13 AM, Craig White <craigwhite azapple com> wrote:
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > > > On Sat, 2008-09-27 at 01:10 +0800, edwardspl ita org mo wrote:
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > > Aldo Foot wrote:
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 9:34 AM,  <edwardspl ita org mo> wrote:
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > > Dear All,
> >> > > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > > How to config the sudo, then allow user A to install tarball packages with FC8 System ?
> >> > > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > You use the 'visudo' command to edit the /etc/sudoers files.
> >> > > > > > > Don't edit that file directly.
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > see this /etc/sudoers sample
> >> > > > > > > http://www.gratisoft.us/sudo/sample.sudoers
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > 'rpm' is just another command you add to the allowed commands.
> >> > > > > > > so for example a the CLI: "sudo rpm -Uvh someRpm.rpm',
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > > ~af
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Hello Aldo,
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Sorry, my means is tarball packages ( NOT rpm packages )...
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > ----
> >> > > > > users don't need superuser privileges to use tar at all UNLESS they are
> >> > > > > trying to 'untar' into spaces where only superuser can write, in which
> >> > > > > case, security is out the window.
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > Craig
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > You're correct. How did I mix rpm and tar? My coffee was not strong
> >> > > > enough this morning.. ;-)
> >> > > >
> >> > > > ~af
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > Hello,
> >> > >
> >> > > Sorry, My means is how to running the command line of "./configure",
> >> > > "make" and "make install" ?
> >> > > How to config sudo or / and linux system for it ?
> >> > >
> >> > ----
> >> > users can (and should) run configure, make as users, not as super users.
> >> > 'make install' only needs super user privileges if the intended install
> >> > is to go into /usr/local but users can have 'bin' or 'sbin' directories
> >> > in their own space to run compiled programs that are available only to
> >> > that specific user and not to all users.
> >> >
> >> > Did I mention that you are going to have nightmares if you actually give
> >> > users super user privileges enough times yet?
> >> >
> >> > Craig
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> When I tried to install the tarball packages as the following :
> >>
> >> [svradmin svr1 proftpd-1.3.0a]$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/proftpd
> >>
> >> ./configure: line 88: conf4161.sh: Permission denied
> >> ./configure: line 89: conf4161.sh: Permission denied
> >> chmod: cannot access `conf4161.sh': No such file or directory
> >> ./configure: line 201: conf4161.file: Permission denied
> >> ./configure: line 1266: config.log: Permission denied
> >> [svradmin svr1 proftpd-1.3.0a]$
> >>
> >> So, how to fix the problem ( Permission denied ) ?
> >>
> >> Any solution for it ?
> > ----
> > sure, make sure the same user/group that 'untarred' the tarball and owns
> > the files/folders is the one trying to run 'configure'
> >
> > Craig
> 
> The directory "/usr/local/" is owned by root. The OP needs to have
> root's permissions. He can use either sudo or su get get root's
> permissions or use a target directory to which he has read and write
> access.
----
does that matter though if all you are running is ./configure ?  I never
had a problem with that.

Craig


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