Subject: packages shouldn't use install during build
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/29/2006 22:49:35
I was just building the clisp pkg, as an unprivileged user, and this
happened, breaking the build....

/usr/bin/install -c -o root -g wheel -m 444 .libs/ /usr/pkgsrc/lang/clisp/work.hackworth/clisp-2.38/src/
install: /usr/pkgsrc/lang/clisp/work.hackworth/clisp-2.38/src/ chown/chgrp: Operation not permitted

Someone should fix it, but also, it is in general a bad idea not to
test building packages without privs, and it is also bad for packages
builds to contain instances of "install" that require privs...

Perry E. Metzger