Subject: Re: why does pkg_delete require root privileges?
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/04/2002 23:37:44
On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 02:23:48AM +0100, Xavier HUMBERT wrote:
> In message <>,
> Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> >mtree performs chown and chmod operations.  you can't chown if you
> >aren't root.
> You can sudo it.

but if you sudo, then you become root, and the test for rootness
succeeds and everything works as designed.

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
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