Questions about installation from source

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Sat Jun 16 12:00:48 UTC 2012

Hi Martin,

> so the user for the first ./configure
> and make should be news or any user

Any user.
But if it is not the "news" user, you should add "--with-news-user=news" 
and "--with-news-group=news" to the configure line,
as well as the path where you want to install INN with 
"--prefix=/home/news" for instance.

> then su make install as root?


> So should i create a news user but i cannot because there is one
> already what to do?

No need to add one because it already exists.

> here is what i have
> slug at slug:~$ grep ^news /etc/passwd
> news:x:9:9:news:/var/spool/news:/bin/sh

Then the home directory is currently set to /var/spool/news for your 
"news" user.

Julien ÉLIE

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