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Re: gtar-base failure as root
On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 08:24:47AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> checking whether mknod can create fifo without root privileges...
> configure: error: in `/usr/ANONCVS/pkgsrc/archivers/gtar-base/work/tar-1.25':
> configure: error: you should not run configure as root (set
> FORCE_UNSAFE_CONFIGURE=1 in environment to bypass this check)
> See `config.log' for more details.
> a) I know standard advice is not to use root but b) pkg_install into the
> system has to, and so that's where the trojan would be and c) it ought
> to work.
Note what it says it's checking. The autoconf test is broken and it's
wrapping itself in a cloak of righteousness to distract attention from
David A. Holland
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