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

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 08:42:50AM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> 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.

a) no, there are no longer any Debian archs where fakeroot doesn't work;
b) no, the question was about running the *build* target as root, which is
never done by the buildds, whether they use fakeroot or sudo.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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