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Bug 72860 - /usr/src/linux* kernel tree group ownership
Summary: /usr/src/linux* kernel tree group ownership
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
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Reported: 2004-11-29 14:37 UTC by David Lloyd
Modified: 2004-12-01 11:41 UTC (History)
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Description David Lloyd 2004-11-29 14:37:16 UTC
It would be kinda nice if the default group owner of /usr/src/linux* would be a separate group, and if sub-files would be g+w and sub-directories would be g+ws.

This would allow any regular user in that group to build a system kernel without switching to superuser.

Reproducible: Didn't try
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Comment 1 Tim Yamin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-30 08:58:42 UTC
Erm, you still need superuser to boot and to install modules into /lib/modules/...
Comment 2 John Mylchreest (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-12-01 11:41:15 UTC
My suggested solution to building kernels as non-root is to go the KBUILD_OUTPUT route.
Since this would fully satisfy your request, without having to change perms I shall close this bug invalid.

Although this document is now invalid..
I would point you to section 3