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SubjectRe: [Bug] 2.5.25 build as one user and install as root
On Sat, 06 Jul 2002 13:28:06 +0200, 
Alessandro Suardi <> wrote:
>Keith Owens wrote:
>> 2.5.25 existing build system has a nasty bug. Build as one user then
>> make install as root. It does supurious recompiles of some files and
>> leaves them owned as root. All of these files are now owned by root
>> and cause problems when the build user wants to rebuild.
>Doesn't happen for me.

Check include/linux/compile.h after building as yourself and after
installing as root. make install goes

bzImage -> setup.o -> compile.h -> scripts/mkcompile_h ->
#define LINUX_COMPILE_BY \"`whoami`\"

whoami is different when you compile as one user then install as

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