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Re: Bug#395262: "Arch: all" package FTBFS due to test needing network access - RC?

On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 11:53:32PM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net> writes:
> > > 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.
> [Goswin von Brederlow]
> > That test should add a test for root and skip it. If that is the only
> > reason not to build as root then that should be no excuse (post
> > etch).
> Your unspoken premise is that there is a _reason_ to support building
> packages as root.  Why?  I think it is better just to tell people not
> to do that.

Do some arch not have trouble with fakeroot, and need sudo to work ? This
means you need to be able to build packages as real root, no ? Or was this
fixed lately ? I think mips/mipsel, and some other arch where concerned.


Sven Luther

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