Make your /usr/local user writable
I am the long term user of Linux based operating systems. And as a C developer mostly working on stuff built by GNU autotools. Therefor I need to quickly build, install and test new versions of the software. I usually make changes to lower layers (like zeromq/czmq).
Typical advice for Linux is to not run things as a root!
What is root
Linux operating systems are multi user ones. Each user account have own documents and can’t interfere with others. Except root. Root is a super user. It takes it all. Permission checks are not applied to this user. Never!
The standard installation target for autotools based
make install is
/usr/local. This is path can be written by root. There are many ways to do to avoid this problem. You can install using
sudo helper. You can configure
--prefix and related variables like
LD_LIBRARY_PATH and so.
Or there is way more simpler thing to do
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