On Tue, Apr 05 2022, Laurence Finston wrote:


> I haven't checked this, but apart from being able to install in, e.g.,
> /usr/bin, I can't imagine there would be any need for `root'
> permissions with respect to MDK.

The default would actually be /usr/local/bin, if i recall correctly, and
no, none of the MDK utilities need root permission to run; but by
putting them in /usr/local/bin or /usr/bin we're not making them run
with root permissions, just making them easily available by default to
all users in the machine (they'll still run with the permissions of the
user invoking them).  But a note in the docs won't hurt anyone, of
course (it's just again that two decades ago those things were "common
lore" to the much smaller band of gnu/linux aficionados :)).

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