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Re: Running bootstrap as standard user but without --unprivileged” flag?

On 1 December 2017 at 14:10, Jason Bacon <> wrote:
> On 12/01/17 07:45, Sevan Janiyan wrote:
>>> On 1 Dec 2017, at 12:14, Ottavio Caruso <>
>>> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Use bootstrap with a prefix specified.
>> ./bootstrap --prefix /home/foo
>> Sevan
> If I'm reading the question correctly, and you really want to install in
> /usr, you could probably premake the directories:
> mkdir /usr/pkg /usr/pkgsrc
> chown yourlogin /usr/pkg /usr/pkgsrc
> /bootstrap --unprivileged ...

I thought about doing that; in which case I assume I don't need the
--unprivileged flag. Correct if I'm wrong.

In other words I'd like bootstrap to ask me to be root only when
necessary, a bit like just-in-time su when running "make install".

I think once I tried to run  "bootstrap --unprivileged" but it
wouldn't accept other flags.

73 de ottavio M6OTV

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