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Re: dh_testroot ?

On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 11:50:37PM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:

> I'm wondering what the justification for doing this is.  It prevents, for
> instance, a home user compiling his own deb before installing unless he
> specifically compiles it under root or fakeroot.

The build process needs to produce a tar file from a build tree with
ownerships and permissions set in a manner only root can.  It would be
possible to produce the tar file via alternative means to those used
currently, but it's a lot of effort for not much gain.

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