On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 8:52 AM, macropanther wrote:
> I have installed MinGW/msys as /Administrator/ on my Windows XP VM and have
> tried to use the cerbero tool to set up a build environment for Gstreamer.
> I'm getting errors after about the first hour of installing. My
> investigation found this gem:
> Cerbero is a python application, or at least it calls them. In main.py,
> among the first lines are:
> / def __init__(self, args):
> if user_is_root():
> self.log_error(_("ERROR: cerbero can't be run as root"))/
Sounds to me as if the package you're using is expecting a *nix
environment and you need to port it to a Windows environment.
> Well, I'm not root, per se, /whoami/ says /Administrator./. But the use
> instuctions for cerbero say I should enter the root password when prompted.
> I'm never prompted (at least not in the first hour).
> So, is Windows Administrator MinGW root?
The Windows Administrator user is not quite the same as the root user
in a *nix environment. However, they are close.
> If not, does Administrator have root privileges? Do I need to create a
> non-root user id? If so, how?
You need to research Windows administration for the answers. It is
well beyond the purpose of this list. There really is no such thing
as a root user on a Windows OS.