[Goswin von Brederlow] > > 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. > > My premise is that there is no reason to sabotage building as > root. Nearly all sources do build as root and many test suites skip > tests that fail as root. I see no reason to stop that now. We're not talking about sabotage, we're talking about extra effort. I have a reason not to support building packages as root: it is more work for me, it takes time which I could be using to fix bugs or write manpages. Now it is your turn to give me a reason to support building packages as root. What is so important about building as root that I should spend time making it work? Also keep in mind that my upstream takes the same position that I do.
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