[arch-general] makepkg as root

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Fri Jan 2 19:46:38 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:28:05 -0800, Ian D. Scott wrote:
> 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.

Oops :D. My apologies :).

Thank you, fair play :D.

I'll test it soon.


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