required to be root? (Was: Debian development using ...)
On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Philippe Troin wrote:
> On 15 Jan 1997 13:56:45 CST Guy Maor (email@example.com) wrote:
> > Chow Chi-Ming <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > I want to know if we are allowed to do debian related development (eg
> > > building debian packages) on master using our developper account? If
> > > yes, how do we get pgp sigs (pgp isn't installed on master)?
> > More importantly, you have to be root to build packages.
> I was thinking about this... Generally, the only place in debian/rules where one needs to be root is when chowning the files to root.
> Couldn't we just do this in the tarfile, just before compression ?
> It would eliminate the need to be root then...
I have a question related to this. It does seem that to
build a package one needs to be root. A consequence of this
it that when I run dpkg-buildpackage, it tries to sign the
resulting package with the root pgp key. This doesn't seem
correct to me.
What do folks do to get around this problem?
--- Jean Pierre
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