[GRASS5] A comment and a question.

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Thu Oct 25 11:18:59 EDT 2001

Eric G. Miller wrote:

> > It took a few days, but Hal Mueller convinced me that it probably is a
> > good idea for a "production" installation of GRASS 5.0 for the installed
> > files to be owned by root.  That wasn't necessarily true for the beta
> > and pre-release versions, and we're certainly not talking about the
> > GRASSS database.  For a stable system the installation scripts should
> > probably have an option to make root the owner of the installed files,
> > as are (for instance) the program files in a Postgres installation. 
> > Last week Hal provided the list with some specific suggestions about how
> > that might be done.
> If someone wants to look at using "install" rather than tar, it will
> do the right thing (and probably be faster than tar anyway).

Unfortunately, switching to "install" would be an involved task, which
would best be done as part of the new build system (i.e. in 5.1).

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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