Subject: Re: bin-install and running make package as root
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/17/2006 23:10:31
On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 11:53:21AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> Old PR is here
> It has a fix for this, but never got committed and now the code has 
> changed. I see the real-su-* are gone and it has a su-target. Any 
> suggestions or fixes for this before I jump into this?
> My distfiles are via NFS and don't want to be root if downloading source. 
> And I don't want to do builds as root as if I do later as non-root then I 
> have work directories owned by root.

I would prefer to "fix" this after the upcoming branch by replacing
the bin-install code completely.  I have code for this that I held up
from committing in the interest of having stability after I realized
how close we were to the branch.


	-- Johnny Lam <>