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

On 1 December 2017 at 15:45, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
> Ottavio Caruso <> writes:
>> I did a bootstrap using sudo. I couldn't do it owning pkgsrc as I had
>> to write on /usr. I ended up with ~/home/pkgsrc owned by root. I then
> This does not make sense to me.   Please explain much more precisely
> what you are doing.
> So you say "couldn't do it owning pkgsrc" and I do not follow that.  Why
> "couldn't"?  What command did you run, and which error did you get?

What I did was: I run ./bootstrap as non root and got the massage:
"You must be either root to install bootstrap-pkgsrc or use the
--unprivileged option."

>You do need to either
>   do bootstrap as root so it can write to $prefix (e.g. if /usr/pkg), or
>   do bootstrap --unprivileged, and give it a prefix that you can write to

Roger that!

73 de ottavio M6OTV

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