Comment from: xiaoyun [Visitor]
hi, have you ever tried to install using “sudo -H IBM_Lotus_Symphony_Linux.bin” ? So you don’t have to switch to root.
I’ve installed Symphony in this way and regular user can launch Symphony either.
Comment from: [Member]
Thank you for your comment. No, I did not try the -H option to sudo.
Noting the problems that users reported at the IBM Lotus Symphony support forums and using as a fact that Symphony is designed to be installed by root in multi-user GNU/Linux environments, becoming root was the logical choice.
If you read the _relevant Debian admin article_ (which link I provided above), you will see that undoing the root account/password is also straight forward (after you install Symphony). On the other hand, under GNU/Linux there is more than one way to achieve a given result. If you arrived at the target of simply clicking on the Symphony icon from the subsequent menus –as opposed to starting Symphony from the command line– then here is your post for others’ consideration.
For reference to other readers, here is what the -H option that xiaoyun suggests is all about (selected from the sudo manpage):
-H The -H (HOME) option sets the HOME environment variable to the homedir of the target
user (root by default) as specified in passwd(5). By default, sudo does not modify
HOME (see set_home and always_set_home in sudoers(5)).