Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-degen%yahoo.com@localhost> writes: > Is it possible to run the intitial bootstrap as standard user but > being able to write to /usr without being root? > > In other words, I'm fine with running bootstrap as root but I'd like > to keep the pkgsrc directory with my own user's permission. > > Till now I can only do this by 'chown'ing the directory from root to > myself, but I wonder if there is a more elegant way of doing this. I > don't want to run pkgscr as --unpriviledged because I want my programs > to be accessed system wide. I'm not following your question. As I understand it, and in my experience, having the pkgsrc directory owned by a non-root user is just fine and it doesn't cause any problems (and in fact that's the standard approach if you use cvs/git to keep up). Did you do a bootstrap with you owning pkgsrc, and that failed?
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