Subject: Re: why does pkg_delete require root privileges?
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/04/2002 16:26:57
On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 12:51:18AM +0100, Anthony Mallet wrote:

> Third: in, I also had to remove a uid 0 test for MTREE: I
> still want to use it, but not as root again! Shouldn't this be
> configurable also?

mtree performs chown and chmod operations.  you can't chown if you
aren't root.

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