Re: Problem of install tarball packages

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On Sat, 2008-09-27 at 01:43 +0800, [email protected] wrote:
> Aldo Foot wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 10:13 AM, Craig White <[email protected]> wrote:
> >   
> > > On Sat, 2008-09-27 at 01:10 +0800, [email protected] wrote:
> > >     
> > > > Aldo Foot wrote:
> > > > 
> > > >       
> > > > > On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 9:34 AM,  <[email protected]> wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > >         
> > > > > > Dear All,
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > How to config the sudo, then allow user A to install tarball packages with FC8 System ?
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > >           
> > > > > You use the 'visudo' command to edit the /etc/sudoers files.
> > > > > Don't edit that file directly.
> > > > > 
> > > > > see this /etc/sudoers sample
> > > > > http://www.gratisoft.us/sudo/sample.sudoers
> > > > > 
> > > > > 'rpm' is just another command you add to the allowed commands.
> > > > > so for example a the CLI: "sudo rpm -Uvh someRpm.rpm',
> > > > > 
> > > > > ~af
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > >         
> > > > Hello Aldo,
> > > > 
> > > > Sorry, my means is tarball packages ( NOT rpm packages )...
> > > >       
> > > ----
> > > users don't need superuser privileges to use tar at all UNLESS they are
> > > trying to 'untar' into spaces where only superuser can write, in which
> > > case, security is out the window.
> > > 
> > > Craig
> > >     
> > 
> > You're correct. How did I mix rpm and tar? My coffee was not strong
> > enough this morning.. ;-)
> > 
> > ~af
> > 
> >   
> Hello,
> 
> Sorry, My means is how to running the command line of "./configure",
> "make" and "make install" ?
> How to config sudo or / and linux system for it ?
----
users can (and should) run configure, make as users, not as super users.
'make install' only needs super user privileges if the intended install
is to go into /usr/local but users can have 'bin' or 'sbin' directories
in their own space to run compiled programs that are available only to
that specific user and not to all users.

Did I mention that you are going to have nightmares if you actually give
users super user privileges enough times yet?

Craig

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