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Thread: Become su in Terminal - HowTo

  1. #61
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    Default Re: Become su in Terminal - HowTo

    On 2013-02-03 20:49, dd wrote:
    > On 02/03/2013 02:16 PM, evetsnameloc wrote:
    >> What is going on here?

    > i read somewhere that while compiling software is one of the (few?)
    > times when su should be used..
    > but i can't find it now and don't remember why...but, obviously for some
    > reason it works with the user's environment, and not roots. <shrug>


    You compile something as user, then you do "su" before doing the install
    phase, because if you do "su -" you change directory. That's why it is
    typical to do the install with a simple su.

    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)

  2. #62
    dd NNTP User

    Default Re: Become su in Terminal - HowTo

    On 02/03/2013 09:56 PM, nrickert wrote:
    > You can tweak the shell startup files to take care of this.

    would one tweak each time, immediately before becoming root?

    or is it possible to tweak once and the shell startup always 'knows'
    which environment you want right now?


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