Subject: Re: pkg_comp runs everything as root
To: Christian Hattemer <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/24/2006 08:18:26
On Sun, 23 Apr 2006, Christian Hattemer wrote:

> In summary: Are there real concerns in this area, or am I just paranoid?

I would not be concerned. Note that even without pkg_comp the default is 
to do the installation targets as root and we do trust/allow that.

As for me, I just manually setup build environment and chroot and do my 
builds as non-root and installs and packaging as root.

You could do the builds and installs and packaging as non-root too. (And I 
do that frequently on some systems.) And some packages wont' build 

 Jeremy C. Reed

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