Re: about install shell script privilege problem

Zhang, Jessica

Ke, Liping wrote:
Hi, Jessica
When testing the script, we found some privilege problems if using
normal user to install the sdk.

Now all those packages must be installed to /opt, which acquire root
So when running opkg-cl, the installation root must be pointed to
"/", so opkg-cl needs root privilege too.
Since the installation root is "/", the opkg lib dir must be under
"/var/lib/opkg" which needs root privilege too.

And also, when extract rootfs, we need to use pseudo, since pseudo is
installed under /opt/poky/, when running, it needs to create lock
file which also needs root privilege.

If user don't use sudo, there're several problems which can't be
solved well enough currently (for example, yes, we can change owner
of /opt/poky to current user, but what if user another username b to
install another architecture under the /opt/poky?)

So after discussion, we decide to use sudo to run the script.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks& Regards,

I think this is consistent with the current SDK tarball installation that by
default going under /opt/poky. Since our installer script will install
things under /opt/poky as well, using sudo to run the script should be fine
till we can install the host cross toolchain under user directory.


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