Subject: Re: "make install" owerwrites files without asking
To: None <,>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/29/2005 16:17:27
On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 15:40:37 +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 03:21:14PM +0200, Antoine Reilles wrote:

>> I love this idea of using the root accound only to do things checked  
>> by the pkgsrc infrastructure, so i'm sure whatever the package  
>> makefile contains, nothing really wrong can happen.
> Yes, that would be really good.  But I guess some packages will complain
> when doing "make install" as an unprivileged user if they can't set suid
> permissions for example.  

Not if fakeroot ( is used.

Bye	Pavel