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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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