[arch-general] makepkg as root

Jeremy Audet ichimonji10 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 23:57:11 UTC 2015

> However, I like that Linus Torvalds made some clear statements to the
> careless, ignorant systemd and dbus crowed, while he's not against
> systemd and dbus, just against the new attitudes.

Writing good software is hard. Providing the developers of that
software with concrete examples of use cases that `--asroot` provided
may be useful to them. Providing patches may be useful. Asking for
semantic versioning to be more strictly followed may be useful.
Pointing out the value of backward compatibility (and then
acknowledging that maintaining backward compatibility has a cost) may
be useful. It is _not_ useful to then drag in systemd, dbus, Linus
Torvalds, Red Hat, Johannes Löthberg, FLOSS philosophy and more. I'll
re-read my copy of Hackers if I want to reminisce about the good old
days of software development as it was in 1977 and enjoy a few good Ad

Please, let's aim for a constructive conversation. That's why I
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