Subject: Re: why does pkg_delete require root privileges?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Anthony Mallet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/05/2002 10:30:09
Aaron J. Grier wrote :
| mtree performs chown and chmod operations. you can't chown if you
| aren't root.
Yes. (I always forget about that chown detail).
But in my case, the chown command works because the directories are
created (by default) with my uid (and I modified the mtree file to put my
user name in the uname variable).
Maybe bsd.pkg.mk should just try to run mtree, see if it works, and then
just print a clear error message? Or is there a reason to do the uid test