Installing coreutils as non-root (ch 6)
tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon May 19 19:14:43 PDT 2003
Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> If coreutils is installed as a non-root user (as in, when I follow the
> more_control_and_pkg_management.txt hint), it prints a bunch of errors
> from chmod when installing the gettext stuff (the coreutils.mo files in
> the po subdirectory). All the errors are "chmod: operation not
> permitted" type things.
> Turns out this is because the coreutils package is using mkdir instead
> of $(mkinstalldirs) to create the directories. Apparently mkdir calls
> chmod or something? Anyway, after applying the attached patch, it
> installs with none of those warnings.
> Maybe this is a better patch to send to the coreutils maintainers, but
> in the meantime, comments are welcome.
A long term solution, since you are using the pkg-user hint, would be to
create a wrapper script for mkdir.
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