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Building Qtopia on Xubuntu Linux

Hello,

I'm attempting to build Qtopia on Xubuntu Linux. I'm supposed to use su to run a script that requires administrative privileges:
su -c "make install"

I'm prompted for a password. I give my root password, but su gives an authentication error. What's wrong?
Regards,
Sternocera
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rindiCommented:
On ubuntu you don't have a direct logon to root. Use the following:

sudo -c make install

your then asked for authentication, so here enter the password of the user you are already logged in as. This will of course only work if you have the rights to sudo. The file /etc/sudoers lists what users are allowed to sudo. If you aren't you first have to logon using such a user account.
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mzalfresCommented:
If it is one time action, just login as root and run make install from user's dir. This will also work.
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sternoceraAuthor Commented:
for some reason su didn't work, but sudo did. Thanks
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rindiCommented:
your welcome
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