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Re: required to be root? (Was: Debian development using ...)

Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> wrote:
>On Thu, 16 Jan 1997, Jean Pierre LeJacq wrote:
>> Yes, I considered that.  At my site, several developers will
>> have access to root so this wouldn't work in general.
>Have you tried sudo? I'm not sure, but I think it knows who the user is
>even when it's giving root permission. (I could be all wet here, but it's
>worth a try)

Not quite - when dpkg-buildpackage signs the changes and .dsc files, it
does so as the building user. It only uses sudo to gain root for the clean,
and binary, targets. (Substitute whatever you use for sudo in the above
sentence :-)

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