who installs LFS root/user

Rod Roark rod at sunsetsystems.com
Tue Oct 10 09:19:46 PDT 2000

On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Jean-François Le Ray wrote:
> Call me dense, but some executables need to be installed suid root, 
> and "make install" need write access to some "root" (/bin, /etc,
> /usr/bin, ...)
> directories.
> How would it work if "make install" is executed as a standard user ?

Not a "standard" user, but a user for that specific purpose with the 
necessary permissions.  I suppose many directories would be given a
suitable group ID, and the users would be members of the required 

Some things might still have to be done as root, but not for the vast
majority of packages.

-- Rod

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