Subject: Re: Wrong permissions?
To: Michael G. Schabert <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/28/2003 13:32:21
"Michael G. Schabert" <> writes:
> At 11:46 AM +0000 3/27/03, wrote:
> >./ -U -D /usr/dist -E distribution
> >./ -D /usr/dist -U install=/
> Hi Peter,
> You *MUST* be root when you do that second line. The unprived mode
> lets you not be root during BUILDING, but to do the actual install
> requires root since regular users cannot make a binary be SUID root
> (as you noticed).

One also wonders at the use of -E.

Using -E is dangerous and unneeded here. It is the equivalent of
aiming a loaded gun at your foot.

Perry E. Metzger