[Mailman-Users] re: problem installing as root

Tom Moore tom.moore at landslidedesign.com
Mon Jan 8 14:38:32 CET 2001

Yes, sir. I'm logged in as root and I'm sitting right at the machine 
administering it (It's not over NFS or anything like that). I was 
wondering, from the look of it, if perhaps Python itself didn't have 
permission to do the install (which is probably stupid -- Python 
probably gets its authority from whoever's running it...)

Thank you all for for applying your gray cells to this.


>Does the fact that your prompt is root# mean that you *are* root?
>If so, then no, on any Unix I know of, there's no way you should be setting
>permission failures.

Tom Moore
President, Landslide Design
tom.moore at landslidedesign.com
11 Forest Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
phone: 301.762.0627 fax: 301.762.5156

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