I am trying to load NAV 3.1.1 onto a basic CentOS4.4 installation.
My problem is likely embarrassingly simple and concerns a point near the start of the "InstallingOnRHEL4" document for NAV3.1.1.
.. at the section.
## ## Make a local user ## useradd -c "John Doe" nn
.. I create a simple user called "NAVNIA" as well as an appropriate password.
Soon thereafter you are asked to reboot and log in as the new user.
.. Logged in as NAVNIA, that user has no root privilege or access to root level commands that now have to be executed to complete the install. While I know it is best practice not to run as root, I just don't get what I need to do to have the new user (NAVNIA) complete the install. It doesn't seem right to simply su root every time you need that privilege.
As I siad. a very basic question I'm sure, but my MS-Windows admin experience is simply no help here and my access to Linux help is simply zero. I am quite interested in getting NAV up and running as a means of show-casing the OpenSource possibilities as well as hhoping to see a viable alternative to our Pergrine PND NMS. Our network has about 1600 devices and NAV looks very inviting!
Any insight would be appreciated.