root vs user. installing firefox

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Sat Dec 20 09:29:09 PST 2008

Simon Geard wrote:

> That said, I don't always follow that advice - my scripted builds run
> entirely as root, since having a script acquire root permissions partway
> through is a pain

Just set up sudo to run without a password:
   User_Alias  ADMIN = <userid>

and then add sudo to each line in the script that needs it e.g.

   ./configure --prefix = /usr &&
   make &&
   sudo make install

   -- Bruce

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