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Ticket #45 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

A source build of HP recommends a non-standard use of 'sudo'

Reported by: Telemachus Owned by: duncan
Priority: trivial Milestone: Blue Sky
Component: Generic source tarball Keywords:


HP recommends 'sudo' twice - after the initial ./configure and after the 'make' step of building. This is not a show-stopper and experienced *nix folks can adjust 'sudo' to 'su' for a global install, but it strikes me as odd to consistently assume a use of 'sudo' that as far as I know applies by default only to a few distros (Ubuntu and OS X, not sure who all else).

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

  • summary changed from A source build of HP recommends 'sudo make install' which isn't exactly universal to A source build of HP recommends a non-standard use of 'sudo'

Changed 8 years ago by dons

  • owner set to duncan
  • component changed from (none-specified) to Generic source tarball
  • milestone set to Blue Sky

Haven't heard any other complaints about this. Moving to blue sky.

Changed 8 years ago by isaacdupree

Lots of documentation says to "sudo make install" these days. Even on those distros that *allow* you to su to root by default, sudo is generally installed and functional too... I was using sudo on Gentoo four years ago!... I think sudo is probably only a bad suggestion for people who already regularly use su, prefer it, and know why they want to do a "sudo" suggestion with su.

There may be exceptions. We're just Haskell... How about we don't care until we hear about somewhere someone actually running into the problem?

Changed 8 years ago by dons

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to wontfix
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