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

[Frank Küster]
> Because: 
> ,---- Policy 4.8
> | The build target must not do anything that might require root privilege.
> `----

Right, but the 'binary' target is run as root.

,---- Policy 4.8
| The `fakeroot' package often allows one to build a package correctly
| even without being root.

Here, Policy implies that fakeroot may not *always* work.  Perhaps
Policy should be updated to stipulate that the only root privileges you
can actually rely on relate to the metadata stored in data.tar.gz.

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