installing everything non-root
dagmar.wants at nospam.com
Tue Feb 17 08:00:14 PST 2004
On Mon, 2004-02-16 at 10:26, Douglas J Hunley wrote:
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> someone posted about installing everything as 'bin' and not root. Could that
> someone ping me offlist? I've got some questions about this very issue.
Something that I'll add to what Anderson said... Make sure you're doing
this for the right reasons. There is a problem with obsessing over
building packages as a non-root user when one (for certain) intends to
install and use the software. The worry most people have is that
someone might insert trojan code into a source package, but if you're
*going* to install and use that code, then there's much less utility in
building as a non-root user. If you're trying to maintain a sterilized
build environment for building binaries that will be installed on
*other* machines (and _not_ your build machine), then it's useful.
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