[GRASS5] A comment and a question.

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Thu Oct 25 20:03:38 EDT 2001

Hal Mueller wrote:

> > 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).
> "tar xfo <yournamehere>" would do the job also.

For which tar? For GNU tar, the "o" switch is described as:

  -o, --old-archive, --portability   write a V7 format archive

> Minimally intrusive change for 5.0 would be an option to "chown -R 
> ugo <yournamehere>" the tree after the install is done.

That seems plausible; it should work so long as the user running "make
install" is either root or whoever ran "make". But how to get the
username? "su" won't change $USER.

It would probably better to just attempt "chown -R root ...".

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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