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Smallish disfeature while installing. #829

p5pRT opened this issue Nov 9, 1999 · 1 comment

Smallish disfeature while installing. #829

p5pRT opened this issue Nov 9, 1999 · 1 comment


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p5pRT commented Nov 9, 1999

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p5pRT commented Nov 9, 1999


make and make test both works fine, but make install does overly-zealous
checks for directory ownership. Since AFS uses ACL's on directory levels, and
those ACL's override the ownership and flags on the install directories I got
an "you don't have permission to write in the /opt/gnu/bin directory" even
though I in fact did.

I circumvented this by chowning those directories, but since I can
"touch /opt/gnu/bin/delete_me ; rm /opt/gnu/bin/delete_me" the installer
should remember if AFS was in use and not blindly assume that the standard
unix ownership applies when it already knows that AFS is in place.

I'd prefer if it would try to touch /my/path/bin/perl5.00503 (in this case)
if it doesn't exist, and if that works, it can install to that directory.
This test would only run in those cases when it already decides that I have
some problem installing, of course. (and if AFS is detected)
Or perl5.00503.MYPID or something as non-random. =)

Just my 2 cents.

"Surfa inte på internet - Var en del av vågen." -Lars Aronsson Aug-94.


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