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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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