im looking for a little help with using sudo. mostly the inly reason i use root is when doing "./configure" "make" "make install".
can sudo eliminate that for me?
also i have heard that ./configure, make should be run as user not root, is this true or a preference thing?
I wouldn't say eliminate. sudo is basically just su, except that you don't need to type your root password.
About running configure and make as user, I'd say it depends. Run it as the one "owning" the software. When I install "system-wide" software, I usually configure and make it as root