Subject: Re: pkgsrc as non-root?
To: Georg Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy@NetBSD.org>
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 <email@example.com>