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Bug#39105: dpkg-buildpackage requires to be root

On Monday, June 07, Petr Cech wrote
> But there exists a package fakeroot which wraps some syscalls so that
> f.e. chown root.root will seem to work. I BWT i think that dpkg-buildpackage
> can be called by !root, but the rule binary in debian/rules will fail
> on a check for root.
> Try dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot <your options>

Actually, now that fakeroot has been well tested, shouldn't it become the
default? Pretty much nobody builds packages without it nowadays.


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