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From:
Philip Newton
Date:
January 16, 2003 12:14
Subject:
Re: perl source code
Message ID:
2i4e2v85l9am2sble013q1omi7rvtju0av@4ax.com
On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 23:49:22 -0500, dl626@cs.columbia.edu (Dong Lou)
wrote:

> Do I need root permission to compile and install perl?

To compile - no.

To install - that depends on where you want to install it. You need to
have write permissions in the target directory.

So if you're on a Unix system and want to install it under /usr/local,
you'll generally need to be root. If you want to install it under $HOME,
then you don't need to be root.

Cheers,
Philip

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