Make Install Problems

David Highley dhighley at
Thu Mar 8 12:47:35 EST 2001

I'm in the process of installing openssh 2.5.1p2 and the make install
step fails. I did the build without problems. Now when I attempt to do
the make install it fails with the output below.

Software build process should have to separate steps. A build step and
an install step. The install step should not create or modify any files
in the tree structure as this will fail when a root user is installing
from an NFS mounted build tree. This is very common. If it is found that
it is necessary to have a temporary file then it should be created in a
location like /var/tmp.

spruce: # gmake install
/usr/local/bin/perl ./fixpaths -D/etc/ssh_config=/usr/local/etc/ssh_config -D/etc/ssh_known_hosts=/usr/local/etc/ssh_known_hosts -D/etc/sshd_config=/usr/local/etc/sshd_config -D/usr/libexec=/usr/local/libexec -D/etc/shosts.equiv=/usr/local/etc/shosts.equiv -D/etc/ssh_host_key=/usr/local/etc/ssh_host_key -D/etc/ssh_host_dsa_key=/usr/local/etc/ssh_host_dsa_key -D/etc/ssh_host_rsa_key=/usr/local/etc/ssh_host_rsa_key -D/var/run/ -D/etc/primes=/usr/local/etc/primes -D/etc/sshrc=/usr/local/etc/sshrc -D/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth=/usr/openwin/bin/xauth ./scp.1
./fixpaths: cannot create output file scp.1.out: Permission denied
gmake: *** [scp.1] Error 13



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