Re: Non-root installation problem

Stelios Bounanos (sb@dial.pipex.com)
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 18:25:01 +0300


On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 03:44:13PM +0100, jamaica@netcabo.pt 
 <jamaica@netcabo.pt> was rumoured to have said:

> 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. 
> 

[snip]

> jAm's here [1001687282] AfterStep-1.8.9 $ ./configure --prefix=/home/caravela/alunos/26/i26452/AfterStep 
> 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 $ 
> 

Then this is not an Afterstep problem :-)

If all they've done is restrict access to /usr/bin/cc then it's
pretty easy to circumvent this, just take the appropriate file from
the rpm package and place it in a directory that you own and that
comes before /usr/bin in $PATH. In any case you complain loudly about
this, it's a ridiculous restriction and doesn't gain them anything;
you can always install compiler binaries in your $HOME, or statically
linked binaries of applications.

> 
> 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!

Unless you can do one of the above, it would seem that it's the only way.

Regards,
/-sb.

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