FreeBSD web build failed on

Peter Pentchev roam at
Mon Apr 7 07:56:36 UTC 2003

On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 09:35:46AM -0800, Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> If memory serves me right, Peter Pentchev wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 11:01:36PM -0800, Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> > > If memory serves me right, World Wide Web Owner wrote:
> > > 
> > > > install -C  -o bmah -g www -m 664 /w/www/build/www/en/applications.html /usr/local/www/data
> > > > install: /usr/local/www/data/applications.html: chown/chgrp: Operation not permitted
> > > 
> > > This is the result of me trying to trigger Web updates.  I'm not sure
> > > why it's trying to install files as me.  Sorry for the chatter.
> > 
> > I think both and have always done what
> > calls 'hack to set DOCOWN and DOCGRP to those of the user
> > installing, if that user is not root'.
> What was puzzling me was that I was logged in as www at the time
> (well, logged in as me, and then ksu-ed to www).  Oh well.

If you ksu'd without '-l' (or just '-'), then ksu did not set
the USER env variable, and $USER is exactly what
uses to determine whether you are the World Wide Web or not...
or rather, which user to install files as.


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