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From Giacomo Pati <>
Subject Re: CVS, parsers, permissions, builds, and around and around...
Date Thu, 13 Jul 2000 07:13:53 GMT

--- Jon Lancelle <> wrote:
> Just spent three days figuring out I had to be logged in as root on my
> Linux box to get things to compile properly.
> If not logged on as root, as in my case, certain classes can't be found.
> Any ideas? Does it have to do with the haphazard way I install packages?
> I have java installed as root being the owner, as well as the
> permissions of all the build directories I am using. But have installed
> the actual cvs source directories under another user.
> Perhaps this message belongs in a Java usage mailing list, but since I
> just had to have a look at Cocoon 2, I haven't the time to go anywhere
> else...
> Thanks for any suggestions.

I do development on the Cocoon2 project on Linux boxes. Never had any problems compiling it.
JDK I've installed as root but everything else (I mean al the packages and cvs trees) I've
installed under a normal user. It just works pretty well.


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