[MPlayer-users] file owner

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Thu Jan 6 18:04:40 CET 2005

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 11:54:23AM -0500, jim lawrence wrote:
> when i tried to install mplayer by building as per the instructions in
> the download, the file owner of MPlayer-1.0pre6a is changed to 1058 
> of which they belong to group 103.  why is this?  i can't remove

Do you mean the directory? Use the --no-same-owner for tar, though your
system is serverly misconfigured if this isn't default for non-root
There are also the --user and --group options.

> anything because THEY DON'T BELONG TO ME NOR ROOT

root can delete anything no matter who owns it (except on some especially secure systems. But I doubt you run one like that). What do you think root is
there for?

Reimar Döffinger

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