Subject: Re: #define name for non-root pkg_install tools
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/29/2004 21:16:46
On Mon, 29 Mar 2004, Todd Vierling wrote:
> The diff follows.  Of course, I'd like to choose a different name for the
> symbol and put it into pkgtools/pkg_install/Makefile, rather than potting an
> OS-specific symbol there.  Is there a preferred naming convention here?  I
> was thinking "PKG_INSTALL_AS_NONROOT", but that sounds clunky.

Um, you can run the pkg_* tools as non-root on Unix systems very well.
So it's system dependent - if the system in question doesn't really know
how to do things w/o system privileges (and thus probably always runs as
Administrator or so), then that should be disabled on a
per-operatingsystem base, not as some option.

 - Hubert
Hubert Feyrer <>