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Re: Permissions Problem Installing apr Locally :: Can't create /usr/local/apr

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006d_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-10-04 06:56:33 CEST

On Oct 3, 2006, at 23:45, Andy Peters wrote:

> On Oct 3, 2006, at 1:01 PM, sleepy_square-svn wrote:
>> I am installing subversion with its dependencies in my home
>> directory on Red Hat Enterprise 3, using the source code. I don't
>> have root access.
>> I set --prefix=$HOME and --exec-prefix=$HOME for configure.
>> During make install, it gives the error:
>> can't create /usr/local/apr
>> This also happens if I try to pre-install apr alone, even with
>> setting --prefix and editing the configure file to change
>> ac_default_prefix=/usr/local to be ac_default_prefix=$HOME
> /usr/local is usually owned by root. You need root access to write
> to it. This is pretty basic, methinks.

Yes, and he's trying to tell the thing that he wants to install in
$HOME but it keeps wanting to put parts in /usr/local and he doesn't
understand why or how to make it stop. I don't understand it either,
but I'm no expert in such matters.

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