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Bug#395262: "Arch: all" package FTBFS due to test needing network access - RC?

Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> writes:

>> Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net> writes:
>> > I can also note why bazaar wont build as root: its test suite
>> > includes a test for the ability to handle read only directories
>> > correctly. As root, anything is writable, so this test fails.
> [Goswin von Brederlow]
>> That test should add a test for root and skip it. If that is the only
>> reason not to build as root then that should be no excuse (post
>> etch).
> Your unspoken premise is that there is a _reason_ to support building
> packages as root.  Why?  I think it is better just to tell people not
> to do that.

My premise is that there is no reason to sabotage building as
root. Nearly all sources do build as root and many test suites skip
tests that fail as root. I see no reason to stop that now.


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