is it ok to sudo for make install?
admin at ramshacklestudios.com
Thu Nov 10 04:34:33 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 16:05 -0500, Neil Cherry wrote:
> I did an sudo for something that needed a program that was in root's
> normal path but wasn't in my normal path (I don't login as root
> straight away). You can fix this by making sure that your path
> include /sbin and /usr/sbin. I also stick things in /usr/local/sbin
> out of habit so you may find that you need that too.
I was under the impression that normal users should *never* have any
of the sbin directories in his or her PATH. I never fully understood
why, either. A few binaries in there run as set UID root, so perhaps
it's a security feature?
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