Subject: Re: pkgsrc as non-root?
To: Georg Schwarz <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/03/2004 11:04:55
On April 3, 2004 10:57 am, Georg Schwarz wrote:
> I am currently doing a fresh test install of pkgsrc on a Linux system. I
> have been doing bootstrap with a prefix that is owned by my non-root
> build user.
> Now when installing packages, I am asked to become root although
> LOCALBASE is fully writable by the build user.
> Is there a switch that prevents this? Or is it simply a bug?

Is that even possible?  Aren't there things that need to be setuid root to 
work?  How would you handle that?

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>