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Re: [Chicken-users] Installing as non-root fails with Chicken 2.732

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Installing as non-root fails with Chicken 2.732
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:29:41 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Tero Kukola scripsit:

> Seems that the installation script assumes locations that require root/sudo:
> install -m644 /home/tero/chicken/share/info
> install-info  --infodir=/home/tero/chicken/share/info
> * Chicken: ( A compiler that translates Scheme source 
> files into
> C.
> install-info( no file /home/tero/chicken/share/info/dir, 
> retrieving backup file /var/backups/infodir.bak.
> cp: cannot create regular file `/var/backups/infodir.bak': Permission denied

That's a problem with info, not with chicken; it maintains a system-wide
directory of info-able things, and you need to be root to modify it.
However, the info manual is not really essential in the scheme of things
(ouch); all the same information is available in HTML.

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