The famous "./configure; make" - my custom version
Posted Mar 28, 2008 0:02 UTC (Fri) by pr1268
In reply to: The famous "./configure; make" - my custom version
Parent article: Striking gold in binutils
Well, you probably don't run grep 'rm -rf' configure every time before you compile something, right? ...
I can't say I've ever done that. Nor have I experienced anything remotely similar to zlynx's scenarios.
Although I do understand the risks of overusing the root account, I only build sources I consider trustworthy (usually tarball projects downloaded from SourceForge or KDE), but even these reputable source repositories may let some malicious code slip by...
I also admit I'm "going against the grain" in the context of accepted make/build practices; I'll try to figure out how to adjust permissions and/or ownership such that I can do ./configure and make as an unprivileged user...
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