Subject: Re: Wrong permissions?
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/30/2003 20:30:34
On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 01:15:06PM -0500, Andrew Brown 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).
  | indeed.  i don't know for sure, but i am suspecting that the -U is
  | what's fouling things up for you when things are installed.  try
  | again, as root, but without that flag?

bad advice!

if you built with "-U distribution", you must use -U in "-U install=/somedir",
otherwise the METALOG won't be used in the latter case, and you'll
most likely end up with incorrect permissions...