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Bug#39105: dpkg-buildpackage requires to be root

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

I maintain and have run up against a fair number of packages that fail in
various nasty ways when built with fakeroot. At this point, if a package
builds with something I didn't expect in it, especially WRT permissions, I
automatically rebuild it with sudo and watch the problem go away. 

Heck, debhelper has special case code in it to detect some of the more
common problems and issue a warning.

Fakeroot is *not* stable.

see shy jo

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