GC 2.3.7 in Karmic Kubuntu

Roger aretae at magma.ca
Wed Nov 4 17:33:24 EST 2009

I agree it is a bit odd as all the files are in my home directory and I 
did ./configure --enable-dbi without using sudo.  Also, I did the same 
compile on two computers one I had to use sudo make and the other I 
didn't.  Of course, I needed to use sudo make install on both.


Stephen R. Besch wrote:
> That's odd. Usually sudo is not required for 'make' - unless you've 
> got the permissions on your source directory wrong - perhaps checking 
> out using sudo, or running ./configure as root. You (the person making 
> the build) should own all files in the source tree and have at least 
> rw access to all those files. I would consider doing a suitable "chown 
> -r" on your source tree.
> On the other hand, the 'make install' will require sudo if you install 
> to a system directory. As I understand things, you can also specify a 
> "prefix" to have GC install in a folder tree that you own, in which 
> case sudo won't be needed at all.
> Stephen Besch
> Roger Miskowicz wrote:
>> I think someone mention ownership problem and that is what the 
>> compile problem was, using
>> sudo make  --- worked.
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