Subject: Re: Has anyone tried building -current as non-root from scratch recently?
To: Andrew van der Stock <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/25/2001 19:24:06
On Sun, Mar 25, 2001 at 07:09:07PM +1000, Andrew van der Stock wrote:
> However, for the security freaks amongst us:
> I don't like doing anything as a privileged user unless I must. I don't mind
> installing as a privileged user, but it should be possible (and the default)
> to build as non-root, and then to ask for root when it's time to do the
> install.

There's work in progress to enable this, both as a non-root user and
in a cross-compile environment. The idea is to be able to build a
release into a DESTDIR, and build the tar files (or packages) and
any filesystems, all as a non root user.