[kde-solaris] KDE 3.1.1 Solaris 8 32-bit packages

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Mon Apr 21 21:24:26 CEST 2003

I am not sure that KDE can even be run at all on Solaris without root 
privileges, at least for install, since there are several setuid root 
executables in the distribution.



On Monday 21 April 2003 12:50, Jake Colman wrote:
> >>>>> "MW" == Marco Walther <Marco.Walther at sun.com> writes:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> "JC" == Jake Colman <colman at ppllc.com> writes:
>    JC> Can the packages be installed by a non-root user for
> personal use?  Or will JC> the pkgadd installation only work if it
> does by root for general release?
>    MW> No:-( The pkgadd command needs to be executed by root. The
> pkg system MW> keeps a DB of all the installed software on the
> system. And that's MW> only writable by root.
> What options are there for the non-root user who wants to install
> it for personal use?

Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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