[arch-general] makepkg as root

Ian D. Scott ian at perebruin.com
Fri Jan 2 19:28:05 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jan 02, 2015 at 08:12:12PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> In the past I sometimes had no reason _not_ to run makepkg as root, when
> I wanted to compile from ABS, located in /var/abs/. I'm aware about the
> drawback, that actually isn't relevant for my kind of computer usage +
> several available backups. However, indeed, for my needs non-root 100%
> does do the job too. No, I won't copy from ABS to some user dir, I
> simply will chown or chmod in a way the big teachers won't us to act
> self-responsible (I simply ignored the kindergarten flame-war like
> posts). JFTR my machine isn't a server or a terrorist top secret
> whatsoever machine. It's a digital audio workstation and there are
> several, individual, complete backups available for each month.

ABSROOT=~/abs abs

You can set ABSROOT in your bashrc or zshrc.

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