Bryan.C.Breen.1 at gsfc.nasa.gov
Fri Nov 22 14:56:05 PST 2002
At 20:39 11/21/02 -0500, you wrote:
>In general, do I run installations in the BLFS book as root?
>This was my presumption. Please correct me if this is not
You can install everything as root, but there's a whole flamewar over the
rationale and security of doing such. But there's nothing to stop you from
doing it and having a functional systems.
Alternatively, there is a hints document that covers this topic:
TITLE: More control and package management using package users (v0.8)
LFS VERSION: 3.1 (should work with later versions with minor changes)
AUTHOR: Matthias S. Benkmann <m.s.b at gmx.net>
-You want to know which packages your files belong to ?
-You want to deinstall software that doesn't have make uninstall ?
-You are bothered by programs installed setuid root behind your back ?
-You don't want packages to overwrite files from other packages ?
-You don't like package managers like RPM ?
-YOU WANT TOTAL CONTROL USING ONLY UNIX BUILTINS ?
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