I followed the instructions at build unity from source

on Ubuntu desktop 15.04 but it didn't work when I do make install it exits with error cannot create /pam.d it requires a privileged user. If I do sudo make install it works fine but after that I cannot login to my Ubuntu desktop anymore with the same user and to fix this I have to delete ~./compiz-1 to be able to login again. Please could somebody provide me with the instructions to build and install unity 7 from source and how can I test it after I install it?


I found some bugs in the link above:

  1. I need to modify the CMakeLists.txt file in data directory by commenting the single line in it, because this line tries to install unity file inside /pam.d directory where normal users cannot do this, so I created the folder manually and copied the file then changed permissions.
  2. I had to manually create the folder ~/staging/lib/python2.7/site-packages.
  3. I need to pay attention to the last N in the command cmake .. -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug -DCOMPIZ_PLUGIN_INSTALL_TYPE=local -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/staging/ -DGSETTINGS_LOCALINSTALL=ON because you might copy without it.
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