rod at sunsetsystems.com
Mon Oct 9 21:46:58 PDT 2000
On Mon, 09 Oct 2000, Anna Jonna Armannsdottir wrote:
> a slight error in the parameter list of a patch command. The book says:
> root:glibc-2.1.3# patch -Np1 -i ../glibc-2.1.3.patch
> The command should read:
> root:glibc-2.1.3# patch -N -p1 -i ../glibc-2.1.3.patch
Isn't this the same thing? Maybe it depends on the version of patch....
> Compiling and installing software with root priviliges is dangerous to
> the system health....
Right. I did the first round of compiles as a normal user from the
outset, and wouldn't dream of doing otherwise. After the static
stuff is built you can chown -R to make everything owned by root.
I agree that the book should suggest this.
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