pbuilder - root privileges? (was: Re: Orig tarball naming)
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On Sunday 18 August 2002 09:11, Marc Haber wrote:
> ... I don't like building
> packages as "real" root which pbuilder seems to need at the moment.
FWIW, pbuilder's config file specifies the location for pbuilder to build the
chroot and packages and also specifies the root-giving commands to use when
building. The default is to use /var/cache/pbuilder as the directory,
fakeroot to build packages and sudo to gain root when manipulating the
chroot. Presumably, if the pbuilder directory is in your home directory (or
similar) you do not need actual root privileges to manipulate it. The
pbuilderrc has to be edited anyway before the first invokation of pbuilder
(to set apt sources, default distribution et cetera).
Of course, I haven't actually tried this, but I see no reason why pbuilder
couldn't be set up to not require root privileges.
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