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Re: pkgsrc as non-root user?
> least, you need to set UNPRIVILEGED to “yes”; this will turn on
> unprivileged mode and set multiple related variables to allow
> installation of packages as non-root."
> Which is fine -- I can edit mk.conf as apropriate.
Variable UNPRIVILEGED is set to YES automatically if you bootstrap
pkgsrc using 'bootstrap --unprivileged' command. For example,
./bootstrap --unprivileged --prefix ~/pkg
It makes sense you have no access to root or if you want to have
multiple instances of pkgsrc packages on single host.
> But is the expectation that pkgsrc still resides under "/usr"
No. It is better to select different location, for example, inside your
> -- and
> if so, am I supposed to manually fix up the permissions on
> /usr/pkgsrc/* myself so that a non-root user can rw there?
I personally always 'chown -R cheusov /usr/pkgsrc' on all my systems.
I never edit files under /usr/pkgsrc using root.
You can also have pkgsrc under ~/pkgsrc for example.
Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.
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