[FFmpeg-user] libvo-amrwbenc.so.0: cannot open shared object file

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Tue Sep 30 11:09:17 CEST 2014

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:03:29 +0300, Claudiu Rad wrote:
> what is so wrong about building ffmpeg static binaries as root on a 

The other way around: What's wrong with building as non-root?

For one, as root, you risk ruining your system with one wrong command.
(Ooops, forgot to specify an install prefix and overwrote the
installation. Oops, I issued "rm -rf *" in the wrong directory.) And
that's just the simple case.

General security rule: Use only as much/many privileges as required at
any point in time. Escalate only when necessary. (E.g. "sudo make
install" if you happen to install into a location not writable by the
regular user.)


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