coreutils su

Archaic archaic at
Wed Jan 21 12:11:27 PST 2004

On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 06:14:40PM +0000, Ian Molton wrote:
> define 'build a system'. Do you mean compiling? or copying executables
> to the right places in the fs, or what?

Are you trying to catch me at something, Ian? ;)

[Normal person]
If you trust the software, then building as root is fine, however for a
general application, you should only install the built bins/libs as

Never build as root, just install as root.

Never build as root. Never install as root. (When possible)


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