Subject: Re: python24-2.4.4 needs privileges to "make clean"
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/24/2007 14:30:13
On Sun, Jun 24, 2007 at 01:09:45PM +0100, Adrian Portelli wrote:
> Christoph Badura wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 09:35:20PM +0100, Adrian Portelli wrote:
> >> There are a few packages like this and Python has been like that for a
> >> while (maybe not 2.4 but I definitely have seen it when building Python
> >> myself in the past).  There are also other packages that need to be the
> >> superuser to build.  I think it would be nice to fix this in some
> >> 'global' way as I don't believe it is possible to fix all the packages
> >> that do this on an individual basis.
> > 
> > I like Amitai's proposal.  It solves the problem for now and it serves
> > as documentation marking the problematic packages.
> > 
> > --chris
> Then if no one has any objections I'll commit the attached patch when
> the freeze is over.  I've tested this with lang/python24 on NetBSD and
> it works as expected.  The package syntax will be as Amitai suggested:

Yeah, finally.

We also need to add this to other packges too, like mail/thunderbird (maybe
the other mozilla packages too), lang/ezm3 and devel/doxygen.             
There are maybe more, but thats the packages where I always have problems with.