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Re: [vox-tech] Non-root Program Installation


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Non-root Program Installation
  • From: Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.coMAPSm>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 09:25:21 -0800
  • References: 3A02D98D.5958ADA5@ucdavis.edu

On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 07:28:13AM -0800, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> The trick was using Gnome.  This is because Gnome does not require root
> access for mounting the CD.  Once the CD was mounted there was no
> obstacle in installing the program in my home directory.  I'm glad I did
> it but somehow it doesn't seem right.  You can read "right" as
> politically, morally, technically or strategically right.

This should only work if the 'user' option is specified for /dev/hdc in
/etc/fstab. And this does not only work for Gnome, but for any use of mount.

-- 
Henry House
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