Subject: Re: make install and includes vs. domestic
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/1999 19:40:35
On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Simon Burge wrote:

> I get the feeling (just a hunch!) that not many people try to do as
> much of a build as they can without root privileges.

Of course not. Those of us who have tried this have run into such
flack from others when we started attempting to make changes that
would move us toward a non-root build that we finally gave up and
just started doing everything as root.

In general, it's not worth the effort to improve our build systems;
it just gets you flamed by other developers who don't want to make
even minor changes in the way they build.

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