On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 23:16 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote: > On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 08:02:22AM +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote: > > While I fully agree with you on all points, I think that this should be > > discussed post-etch with the general question of "in which environment > > are packages supposed to build ?". There are other similar issue, like: > > - should packages allow to build as root ? (aegis, bazaar, subversion > > don't) > > This question is misphrased; the real question is, "should we require that > all packages be buildable as root?" And I don't see any reason the answer > to this question is "yes". If anything, I'd like to see a requirement that packages build as non-root - for the 'run the packages build rules' aspect. I can also note why bazaar wont build as root: its test suite includes a test for the ability to handle read only directories correctly. As root, anything is writable, so this test fails. Rob -- GPG key available at: <http://www.robertcollins.net/keys.txt>.
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