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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml,v 1.57 2004/04/04 15:07:02 neysx Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml,v 1.58 2004/04/11 10:52:16 cam Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/faq.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/faq.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title>
7<author title="Chief Architect"> 7<author title="Chief Architect">
359<title>Why can't a user su to root?</title> 359<title>Why can't a user su to root?</title>
360<body> 360<body>
361 361
362<p> 362<p>
363For security reasons, users may only <c>su</c> to root if they belong to the 363For security reasons, users may only <c>su</c> to root if they belong to the
364<e>wheel</e> group. To add a <i>username</i> to the <e>wheel</e> group, issue 364<e>wheel</e> group. To add a <e>username</e> to the <e>wheel</e> group, issue
365the following command as root: 365the following command as root:
366</p> 366</p>
367 367
368<pre caption="Adding a user to the wheel group"> 368<pre caption="Adding a user to the wheel group">
369# <i>gpasswd -a username wheel</i> 369# <i>gpasswd -a username wheel</i>
499</p> 499</p>
500 500
501</body> 501</body>
502</section> 502</section>
503<section> 503<section>
504<title>I want to perform the <c>./configure</c> step myself. Can I?</title> 504<title>I want to perform the ./configure step myself. Can I?</title>
505<body> 505<body>
506 506
507<p> 507<p>
508Yes, but it is not trivial, and the next method only works when it is a simple 508Yes, but it is not trivial, and the next method only works when it is a simple
509ebuild (i.e. just <c>./configure</c> and <c>make &amp;&amp; make install</c>). 509ebuild (i.e. just <c>./configure</c> and <c>make &amp;&amp; make install</c>).
608 608
609</body> 609</body>
610</section> 610</section>
611<section> 611<section>
612<title> 612<title>
613 What's in <path>/var/tmp/portage</path>? Is it safe to delete the files and 613 What's in /var/tmp/portage? Is it safe to delete the files and
614 directories in <path>/var/tmp/portage</path>? 614 directories in /var/tmp/portage?
615</title> 615</title>
616<body> 616<body>
617 617
618<p> 618<p>
619During compilation, Gentoo saves the sources of the package in 619During compilation, Gentoo saves the sources of the package in

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