Re: [dev] [slock] chown to root:root on install?

From: Nick <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:39:37 +0000

Hi folks,

Quoth Markus Teich:
> Nick wrote:
> > Ideally slock should always be owned by the root user, so that it can disable
> > the oom lock. I wonder what the right solution is here, as obviously one can't
> > chown a file to be owned by root if one isn't root oneself.
> >
> > One option would be to add a line like this to the install rule of the
> > makefile:
> >
> > _AT_chown root:root ${DESTDIR}${PREFIX}/bin/slock || echo "Could not chown
> > root:root ${DESTDIR}${PREFIX}/bin/slock; please do this manually"
> >
> > Or else add a note to the readme that the make install rule should be run as
> > root. I am not in the habit of installing software outside of $HOME, so I
> > don't tend to think about elevating to root to install software, so this
> > initially confused me.
> I think the echo on chown fail is a good solution. If no one has a better idea,
> I'll fix that later today.

I had forgotten about this until today, but the above fix still
hasn't been applied to the Makefile, and I think it should be.

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