Subject: Re: How to build X source?
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Peter Varga <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/18/2002 15:26:47
On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 02:13:46PM -0600, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Bryan P wrote:
> > I've built -current src a number of times, but never xsrc.  It appears that
> > I simply check it out, set DESTDIR and RELEASEDIR and run "make release"
> > (so I can have .tgz's).  However, there does not seem to be a way to run
> > this build as a non-root user.  Is this correct?
> There's no support for making the sets as non-root. The best you can
> do, currently, is "make" as non-root (in a clean tree), then "make
> release RELEASEDIR=/foo DESTDIR=/bar BUILD_DONE=1", as root. Make sure
> to set "BUILD_DONE", or it'll clean out everything you've just built.

Why would sudo not work?

> Frederick