Re: What to do if $PACKAGE needs $ACCOUNT to _build_
On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 21:01:07 -0400, Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 08:51:00PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
>> How am I supposed to handle this? Shall I change the build mechanisms
>> so that the account is not needed at build time, shall I pester
>> upstream to have that changed, or is there a workaround available?
>At _build_ time? This makes no sense to me. This would prevent anyone from
>building the software as a user other than root.
>Or did you mean at install time?
I mean at install time, I got my terminology confused. debian/rules
build works fine, fakeroto debian/rules install bombs if the account
is not there.
>In either case, just disable whatever code is doing this.
It is acceptable to add code testing for account presence and not
chowning if the account is not present? That way, I would be able to
give back patches to upstream.
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