LFS user and Chroot

Richard Hamilton warbirdnut at ev1.net
Sun Feb 15 06:36:22 PST 2004

This is sort of off topic, but....

Isn't compiling code as root a bad thing in some situations?

Joel Miller wrote:

> On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 00:17:53 -0600, Richard Hamilton 
> <warbirdnut at ev1.net> wrote:
>> I'm building a 5.0 system using Slackware 9.0 and I've gotten to part 
>> III. Have I missed something here? I don't see where we log in as the 
>> LFS user after the chroot.  Are we building the rest of the system as 
>> root at this point?
> yes. After you are in chroot you build the system as root. Since you 
> can no longer access the files on the host system there is no need to 
> worry.

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