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Deleted_U_Intel
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Do you have to be root with Linux VTune?


I noticed during the VTune install (for Linux)
that the install script required me to be root.

In general, do you have to be root (super-user)
to run VTune under Linux?

It seems that once I installed VTune as root,
then various configuration files ($HOME/.VTune)
were root-owned and unwritable by a "normal" user.

thanks,

John Roberts
john_roberts@credence.com
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Daniel_B_Intel2
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Hi John,

One have to have "root" privileges to install VTune only.

My guess that the root ownership/permissions in your $HOME directory files were as a result as "su" and not "su -" to root. And then run VTune.
"su" does not run login scripts so likely the $HOME was left from the user that did "su".
The "Default" place where VTune stores it's files is $HOME/.VTune.

BTW I recommend to use $VTUNE_USER_DIR to redirect this place to more suitable place, as well to make it "local" (in case you home dir is on nfs or afs or any other network drive). You can also create projects, using $VTUNE_USER_DIR

See my post for details
Create ?new project? with ?vtl?

-Daniel

Message Edited by intel.software.network.support on 12-09-2005 01:59 PM

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