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I am following Jhbuild documentation.

while doing jhbuild sanitycheck I am getting following problem.

root@august:/home/frank/jhbuild# jhbuild sanitycheck
You should not run jhbuild as root.
root@august:/home/frank/jhbuild# exit
logout
frank@august:~/jhbuild$ jhbuild sanitycheck
jhbuild: working directory (/opt/gnome/_jhbuild) can not be created
frank@august:~/jhbuild$ 

How I am supposed to move now ?

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Your /opt/gnome directory is not writable by you. either chmod 777 /opt/gnome/ -R or better yet, configure jhbuild to run from your home directory.

If you followed those directions exactly jhbuild would be running as a normal user not as root.

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