[arch-general] Why is it dangerous to run makepkg as root?

Bigby James bigby.james at crepcran.com
Mon May 19 15:23:48 EDT 2014

On 05/17, Bardur Arantsson wrote:
> On 2014-05-17 22:08, Bardur Arantsson wrote:
> Hm. Rethinking this I was going to say something about listing (and
> screening) all the files that a package *would* install, but it seems
> that it's not possible to list files installed by a package before
> installing it...?
> (pacman -Ql only accepts installed packages, apparently.)

'makepkg -o' downloads and unpacks the sources without building or installing

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