[MPlayer-users] file owner

Giacomo Comes comes at naic.edu
Thu Jan 6 18:05:55 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
> anything because THEY DON'T BELONG TO ME NOR ROOT

if you untar as root, the files id is the same contained
in the tar archive. To make them belong to root add
--no-same-owner option to tar.

And you can always remove any file if you are root and they
are on a local file system.

If you can't, there is a serious problem with your system.


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