Subject: Re: opera trouble.
To: None <>
From: Amitai Schlair <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/23/2002 13:23:54
C?sar Catri?n wrote:

> It is annoying to install packages at pkgsrc as user.
> The system ask you the password several times, if the
> package needs many stuff. 
> I usually become root to install packages.
> Don't you thing wheel group could be able to install
> packages (insecure), or save the password once at some
> place (redundant)?

There are other ways to run commands with root privileges. Section
10.30 of pkgsrc/Packages.txt explains how to use sudo(8) in place
of su(1) with pkgsrc. Once you've done that, you can configure sudo
to fit whatever policy you prefer.

- Amitai