Non-root installation problem

jamaica@netcabo.pt
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 15:44:13 +0100


Hello. I'm a more than happy AfterStep 1.7 user, until I decided to upgrade it to the latest version. At home, with the root account it is a breeze. However, I'd also like to upgrade it in my school, where i DON'T have root (of course) nor I do want to get it (which i doubt i could, but that's another different story:)

I followed the directions in the INSTALL file, pasted below, but I must be doing something real wrong. I know this is a very dumb question, but I aprecciate ANY anwsers. 

This is the INSTALL quote which refers to non-root installation:

"If you CANNOT become root, you will have to change systems-wide installation
paths to someplace from your PATH where you have permisson to write by using
the appropriate paths to the following ./configure options.
  
  --prefix=PRE            install architecture-independent files in PRE
                          [/usr/local]
  --bindir=DIR            user executables in DIR [PRE/bin]   
  --datadir=DIR           read-only architecture-independent data in DIR 
                          [PRE/share]
  --mandir=DIR            man documentation in DIR [PRE/man]
  
Make sure these directories exist before you start the configure(...)"


And this is the log from my stupid installation atempt at my university's shell using a tuned version of RedHat 6.2:


jAm's here [1001687281] AfterStep-1.8.9 $ pwd
/home/caravela/alunos/26/i26452/AfterStep-1.8.9

jAm's here [1001687282] AfterStep-1.8.9 $ ./configure --prefix=/home/caravela/alunos/26/i26452/AfterStep 
--bindir=/home/caravela/alunos/26/i26452/AfterStep/bin 
--datadir=/home/caravela/alunos/26/i26452/AfterStep/share 
--mandir=/home/caravela/alunos/26/i26452/AfterStep/man
loading cache ./config.cache
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) works... no
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot create executables.
jAm's here [1001687285] AfterStep-1.8.9 $ 



I guess it's because they cutted access to compilers, because it fails when I try to run the cc comand:

jAm's here [1001688218] AfterStep-1.8.9 $ cc
bash: /usr/bin/cc: Permission denied
jAm's here [1001688219] AfterStep-1.8.9 $ 


So, any help? Compiling at home and bringing the whole packacge together to school is not a good idea.. is it ? Thanks in advance for any help!
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