Re: fakeroot inquiry
On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 10:52:01PM -0700, Grant Bowman wrote:
> What will it take to port fakeroot to the Hurd?
> (he asks nievely)
> When I tried to compile it it failed while testing itself with an error
> about unimplemented message function. I can duplicate it if necessary.
I was thinking of a hurdish alternative to fakeroot. What we need is
just a way of chown files to any user without having root proviledges.
Well, IMHO a good solution is to hack ext2fs to allow that. Maybe
with a special option and starting it dinamicaly with a "fakeroot"
script. I need to think about this.
"5 years from now everyone will be running
free GNU on their 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5"
Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 30 Jan 1992
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