When Users Go Berserk ®
a B.O.F.H. tool
This page contains instructions on how to install
the auto nice daemon on your system.
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Installation of AND is done in three steps:
While you can install AND as a normal user (supposed you are
allowed to write in the target directories), you must
run AND as root, because only root is permitted to change
other users' nice levels. You can run AND as normal user in
test mode, though.
- Edit the Makefile
- make install
Editing the Makefile
You have to specify where to install AND executables
and man pages. Most choices are free, except for INSTALL_INITD,
which should point to the directory containing the startup scripts
for SysV init, which vary between O/S and even between Linux
distributions. OpenBSD, being a BSD Unix, does not need the
SysV startup script.
# Target directories
Here is a (by no means complete) collection of some popular
Note that BSDish systems do not have a init.d directory
at all. Their boot mechanism is completely different. You will
have to set INSTALL_INITD=/tmp or so.
- Linux/Redhat 6: INSTALL_INITD=/etc/rc.d/init.d
- Linux/SuSE 6: INSTALL_INITD=/sbin/init.d
- Digital UNIX 4: INSTALL_INITD=/sbin/init.d
For a successful make install, you will have to set
INSTALL to the correct install program, probably
GNU install. On Linux, it is just called install, on
Digital UNIX probably ginstall.
# Install program
AND will work nicely without (GNU) install, but you have to
make simpleinstall instead of make install.
Compiling and Installing
Once the Makefile is adapted, the rest is easy:
# make install
Compilation should work without warnings. If you do see any
warnings, please let me know, and give me the details
of your O/S, C compiler, C compiler version, AND version,
and the complete output of make. You find my email
adress in the Makefile.
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