Subject: Re: python24-2.4.4 needs privileges to "make clean"
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/09/2007 23:31:56
On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 10:57:33PM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> It is currently called _MAKE_CLEAN_AS_ROOT. Please ask Joerg whether he 
> wants to make that (currently internal) variable public. But I guess the 
> response will be:
> <joerg>We don't need that at all. I'm currently working on making it go 
> away, so it must die anyway. Please don't make any changes right 
> now.</joerg>

Heh. I know the variable exists and yes, I would prefer to see those
packages fixed to not build stuff in the install phase. I don't have a
(very) strong opinion about this though.

It should also be kept in mind that the need e.g. for Python is highly
platform dependent. On older NetBSD the default files are used, on newer
that breaks. I'm not aware of other platforms where it doesn't work.