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Re: Question: wip, git, ssh and permissions

   Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:23:56 +0000
   From: Ottavio Caruso <>

   On 24 August 2015 at 22:21, Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:
   > On Mon, 24 Aug 2015, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
   >> If I connect to git using ssh under my regular non-root account, will
   >> I be able to transfer data, or should I connect using a root account,
   >> in which case I'll have to make another keypair under root?
   > Though shallst never work as root unless absolutely neccessary.
   > cvs and git most likely do not call for root.

   I am sorry, but if you want to write to /usr/pkgsrc you need root,
   don't you? Otherwise you have to "chown" the whole tree to your
   regular user.

You don't have to use /usr/pkgsrc.  I never do -- I always use
~/pkgsrc/$BRANCH/pkgsrc (read-only, alongside
~/pkgsrc/$BRANCH/pkgsrc-cvs for the writable tree,
~/pkgsrc/$BRANCH/pkg for LOCALBASE, ~/pkgsrc/$BRANCH/distfiles, &c.).

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