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Re: sudo make install

From: Milan Stanojević
Subject: Re: sudo make install
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:56:14 -0400

Just use a different prefix that doesn't require root.
./configure --prefix=some-local-dir
make install

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 3:46 PM, Michael Heerdegen
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,
> I noticed that since some time, "make install" does compile stuff in the
> emacs/ source dir , just like "make".  I remember that it only used to
> copy files into the installation target dirs.
> My question: when I want to "make install", I need to use "sudo".  But
> after that operation, the emacs/ source dir now contains files owned by
> root.  After that, I always need to be root to "make" Emacs.  I don't
> want that, I still want to be able to "make" as a normal user.
> How do others handle this?
> Thanks,
> Michael.

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