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SubjectRe: linux-2.6.14.tar.bz2 permissions
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On Nov 27, 2005, at 05:57:00, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 01:22:26AM -0800, David Brown wrote:
>> I agree compiling the kernel as a non-root user is perfered but
>> sometimes it doesn't happen that way...
>
> Sudo generally helps here. It's even easy to put $SUDO in front of
> sensible commands in build scripts and have SUDO=${SUDO-sudo} at
> the beginning of the script.

Even nicer: On Debian there's a "make-kpkg" command for building or
cross-compiling a kernel source tree and creating a debian package
from the result, and it can use "fakeroot" for all of the
intermediate steps. As a result, I can build a complete kernel
package with "make-kpkg --rootcmd=fakeroot [...]" as an ordinary
user, and then later install it as root with only one command: "dpkg -
i linux-image-2.6.15-rc2_2.6.15-rc2-1_powerpc.deb".

Cheers,
Kyle Moffett
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