Bug#395262: "Arch: all" package FTBFS due to test needing network access - RC?
Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 10:11:45AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Real or fake makes no difference. Anything that test id or file
>> permissions will (hopefully) behave the same with fakeroot.
> Wrong; otherwise there wouldn't be packages who fail to build when root
> is, in fact, root, as happens on mips.
Do they fail when you use sudo instead of fakeroot or when you run the
complete build process as root?
And why do they fail? Is there some specific test they do just to
detect fakeroot or is it a shortcomming of fakeroot that makes the
build suddenyl behave differently and succeed?
I wouldn't be surprised if something fails under fakeroot. We know it
isn't perfect. But the other way around is worrysome.