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Re: gtar-base failure as root

Thomas Klausner <> writes:

> On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 08:24:47AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> a) I know standard advice is not to use root but b) pkg_install into the
>> system has to
> pkg_install doesn't run configure.

sorry, I meant that one has to run pkg_install as root.

>> and so that's where the trojan would be
> Not if it's a distfile trojan.

I meant if one were to trojan a distfile, then the best place to put it
is a step that has to be run privileged.

>> and c) it ought to work.
> Have you tried setting the environment variable? If it works, you can
> add it to the pkgsrc Makefile.

No, I built a package unprived and that worked.

I wonder how upstream would react to the bug report...

>> Is this a general issuein new autoconf, or a point issue in gtar?
> I haven't seen this before.

OK, thanks.

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