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Re: problem with ldconfig and packaging libs

On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 08:22:22PM +0000, James Troup wrote:
> Adam Di Carlo <apharris@burrito.onshore.com> writes:
> > It is bad advice for someone asking help about fakeroot to tell them
> > to also use sudo or super.  Pick one and one only.
> It's not bad advice.  I see fakeroot consistently causing problems for
> people, and I've, personally, had bad experiences with it in the past
> on 4+ architectures.  On the other hand sudo *works* (assuming one is
> able to set it up, which is merely a matter of reading the fine
> manual) and I've _never_ seen reports of problems with it similar to
> the ones people have (had?) with fakeroot.
> I also don't see any bonus in using fakeroot to build your own
> packages as presumably one isn't going to hax0r oneself and you _need_
> root on a box somewhere (though not necessarily the build machine,
> granted, but in 99% of cases people build and test on the same
> machine, I suspect) so you can install & test a package (as any
> uploaded package should be).

I've been a sudo user as well and use it because I trust it.  The only
benefit I can see to fakeroot is that I don't have to enter a
password.  What sorts of glitches do people get with fakeroot?

> So I'll continue to pimp sudo as long as people continue to have
> problems with fakeroot.  YMMV
> -- 
> James
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