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- Feb 2005
nmap new version can't run as root
I logged on as joe_user and downloaded and extracted version 3.75 to that user's home directory (within X). I opened a terminal and su'd to root, entered that directory and ran ./configure && make && make install. I didn't get any errors on install and thought everything was good...except;
When I run nmapfe (or nmap) as that user, I have version 3.75, but limited permissions - when I run the same as root, I'm still at v3.50 with full rights.
root owns /usr/bin/nmap and nmapfe:
Any ideas or suggestions would be most welcome.
Try running /usr/local/bin/nmap as root I think then it will be version 3.75 root might be picking the old version.
It doesn't strike me as correct that you were able to make install as a user. Are you sure about that? It seems that wherever the make install put your new nmap is in root's $PATH after /usr/bin/nmap (or wherever the 3.5 binary lives). Check what Giro suggested and try running a make install as root."Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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