Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 10247] Configure --enable-setcap-install does not set capa
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:05:20 +0000

changed bug 10247

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Comment # 5 on bug 10247 from
(In reply to comment #3)
> OK, that makes sense *but* after running make install with sudo I get all
> the binaries, libraries, directories, etc. that are owned by root, e.g.:

Sadly, setting capabilities apparently requires root privileges (which should
not be surprising), so at least some of the installation commands have to be
run as root.

The alternatives, for those who want dumpcap to have extra privileges but don't
want all the binaries owned by root, are thus:

    run the installation as root, and change the ownership afterwards;

    run the installation as yourself, and add the privileges afterwards;

    have the Makefile run those commands with "sudo", at least if the configure
script found sudo.

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