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authorChristian Grothoff <christian@grothoff.org>2012-05-31 18:11:22 +0000
committerChristian Grothoff <christian@grothoff.org>2012-05-31 18:11:22 +0000
commitda93dc1c98b69e4ced01c8005eda25c0238364ad (patch)
treea496f11804b7664ddc3e90276f3f93d59b2fa306 /README
parente693a55c8ed236d5707e025614a935392f666fdb (diff)
-document SUDO build implications
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@@ -100,17 +100,21 @@ certain binaries that require additional priviledges will not be
installed properly (and autonomous NAT traversal, WLAN, DNS/GNS and
the VPN will then not work).
-Note that additional, per-user configuration files
-(~/.gnunet/gnunet.conf) need to be created by each user (for example,
-by running gnunet-setup). Note that gnunet-setup is a separate
-download and requires recent versions of GTK+ and Glade; you can also
-edit the configuration file by hand, but this is not recommended. For
-more general information about the GNU build process read the INSTALL
-file.
-
-If you are compiling the code from subversion, you have to run
-". bootstrap" before ./configure. If you receive an error during the
-running of ". bootstrap" that looks like "macro `AM_PATH_GTK' not
+If you run 'configure' and 'make install' as root or use the SUDO
+option, GNUnet's build system will install "libnss_gns*" libraries to
+"/lib/" regardless (!) of the $GNUNET_PREFIX you might have specified,
+as those libraries must be in "/lib/". If you are packaging GNUnet
+for binary distribution, this may cause your packaging script to miss
+those plugins, so you might need to do some additional manual work to
+include those libraries in your binary package(s). Similarly, if you
+want to use the GNUnet naming system and did NOT run GNUnet's 'make
+install' process with SUDO rights, the libraries will be installed to
+"$GNUNET_PREFIX/lib" and you will have to move them to "/lib/"
+manually.
+
+Finally, if you are compiling the code from subversion, you have to
+run ". bootstrap" before ./configure. If you receive an error during
+the running of ". bootstrap" that looks like "macro `AM_PATH_GTK' not
found in library", you may need to run aclocal by hand with the -I
option, pointing to your aclocal m4 macros, i.e.
@@ -120,6 +124,14 @@ $ aclocal -I /usr/local/share/aclocal
Configuration
=============
+Note that additional, per-user configuration files
+(~/.gnunet/gnunet.conf) need to be created by each user (for example,
+by running gnunet-setup). Note that gnunet-setup is a separate
+download and requires recent versions of GTK+ and Glade; you can also
+edit the configuration file by hand, but this is not recommended. For
+more general information about the GNU build process read the INSTALL
+file.
+
GNUnet uses two types of configuration files, one that specifies the
system-wide defaults (typically located in
$GNUNET_PREFIX/share/gnunet/config.d/) and a second one that overrides