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authorChristian Grothoff <>2012-10-11 04:50:02 +0000
committerChristian Grothoff <>2012-10-11 04:50:02 +0000
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@@ -71,13 +71,20 @@ Then you can start the
actual GNUnet compilation and installation process with:
$ export GNUNET_PREFIX=/usr/local # or other directory of your choice
-$ addgroup gnunetdns
-$ adduser gnunet gnunet
-$ ./configure --prefix=$GNUNET_PREFIX --with-extractor=$LE_PREFIX
+# addgroup gnunetdns
+# adduser gnunet gnunet
+# ./configure --prefix=$GNUNET_PREFIX --with-extractor=$LE_PREFIX
$ make
# make install
# sudo -u gnunet gnunet-arm -s
+Note that running the 'configure' and 'make install' steps as
+root (or with sudo) is required as some parts of the installation
+require the creation of SUID binaries. The installation will
+work if you do not run these steps as root, but some components
+may not be installed in the perfect place or with the right
+permissions and thus won't work.
This will create the users and groups needed for running GNUnet
securely and then compile and install GNUnet to $GNUNET_PREFIX/bin/,
$GNUNET_PREFIX/lib/ and $GNUNET_PREFIX/share/ and start the system