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Re: May a package assume that builds are performed with root-like rights?

Daniel Schepler wrote:
> Here's a thought: how hard would it be to make TeX fall back to caching in a 
> directory under the user's home directory (maybe $HOME/.fonts/texmf or so) if 
> it can't write to /var/cache/fonts?  pbuilder does have $HOME set up to work 
> all right with BUILDUSER{ID,NAME}.
Well, some people think that writing outside the build-dir is a FTBFS
bug as well[1].

Kind regards


1. http://bugs.debian.org/336014
Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/

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