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Re: install: invalid user ‘root’

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: install: invalid user ‘root’
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:56:20 +0200
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Dmitry Nikolaev <address@hidden> skribis:

> Hi. I'm trying to build Xawtv in GuixSD to use my webcamera during
> screencasts. I wrote package defintion for xawtv, it passes configuration
> and build phases, but fails on install phase with error:
> /gnu/store/6908gy3pws0ccys49ni98idwnicchlr2-coreutils-8.26/bin/install:
> invalid user ‘root’
> What do I need to do to avoid this error?

Most likely the makefile does “install -o root …”, but there’s no “root”
user in the build environment.

To work around this, simply remove that “-o root” from the makefile,
along these lines:


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