ports/79655: linux_base-8 fails to install as non-root

John Baldwin jhb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Apr 7 21:00:19 UTC 2005

>Number:         79655
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       linux_base-8 fails to install as non-root
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Apr 07 21:00:18 GMT 2005
>Originator:     John Baldwin
>Release:        6.0-CURRENT
The pre-install target is run as the user that invoked 'make install'.  If this user is not root, they can't create files or directories under ${PREFIX}.      
Use pre-su-install instead:

Index: Makefile
RCS file: /usr/cvs/ports/emulators/linux_base-8/Makefile,v
retrieving revision 1.102
diff -u -r1.102 Makefile
--- Makefile    15 Mar 2005 05:25:17 -0000      1.102
+++ Makefile    6 Apr 2005 17:20:19 -0000
@@ -97,7 +97,7 @@
 LINUX_ELF=             3
 PREVIOUS_ELF!=         /sbin/sysctl -n ${FALLBACK_ELF_MIB}

 # Handle the loading of the linux loadable kernel module if required.


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