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Re: Lisp file permissions after install

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: Lisp file permissions after install
Date: 11 Dec 2001 17:42:08 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.30

>>>>> Kevin Rodgers writes:

 > If you can `su root`, then you aren't an unpriveleged user.  Why
 > don't you `configure` and `make` emacs as root before installing
 > it?

Apart from not doing unnecessary things as root, there are practical
reasons, like not being able to execute target programs on the system
which has permission to write to the installation area.  That is the
case for me and I hadn't noticed the bug.

 > I prefer that the executables be strip'ed when they're installed, and I
 > used to muck with things to make sure the -s option was passed to the
 > `install` program (but now I'm too lazy).

There is an `install-strip' target.

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