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Re: "remote origin already exists" when running dpt alioth-repo

On Sun, 2015-06-07 at 20:27 +0100, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> I didn't spot anyone mentione it elsewhere in the thread; I really
> recommend not doing package development as root

I wondered whether someone would spot that ;-)

>  - firstly because as a general principle it's best not to run as root
> when not needed, but in particular so that you don't get bitten by
> accidentally installing things into /usr during package development
> (for example due to missing/badly handled PREFIX/DESTDIR. Aside from
> the chroot management (and tools like sbuild and pbuilder should handle
> this for you) and installing test versions of packages, there's no
> reason to use the root account at all during most package development
> workflows.

Good point. I hadn't really considered the latter, so will make sure I
do from hereon.



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