[arch-general] makepkg as root

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Fri Jan 2 20:11:08 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:53:30 +0100, Martti Kühne wrote:

Calm down! At least I decided to use Arch and I don't quote Redhead
opinions ;). Assumed somebody likes Redhead opinions and does contribute
to Arch, I'm not against it. Regarding this thread at least one example
was given, why --asroot is useful.

1. There might be better reasons to drop it ...
2. ... anyway, backwards compatibility isn't unimportant. You're likely
much to young to understand, why backwards compatibility could be
important, assumed in "mar77i", the "77" is for born in 1977 ;).

On Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:52:30 -0600, Eli Schwartz wrote: 
> I can think of worse things than people needing to update their
> automation scripts. Especially if it is something Arch doesn't want
> them doing anyway. ;)

In this case it's not an issue for me, but I guess there are
valid reasons to care about backwards compatibility.


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