[arch-general] makepkg as root

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Mon Jan 5 01:14:02 UTC 2015

On Mon, 5 Jan 2015 01:47:05 +0100
Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 4 Jan 2015 18:09:19 -0600, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> > Well, you could at least actually quote what I really said:
> > 
> > "[...] it was a straightforward change with absolutely no impact"
> > ... now wait for it :) ...
> > "beyond the impact of running makepkg --asroot by hand instead of by
> > proxy."
> > 
> > I was, of course, referring solely to the nature of that change as
> > it regards yaourt and the yaourt maintainer needing to discuss the
> > change with the devs.
> > Which is to say, this change does not affect yaourt in any
> > appreciable way, and the people it does affect... will be affected
> > without bringing yaourt into the discussion.
> > 
> > I have absolutely no opinion on people wishing to run "makepkg
> > --asroot", that is absolutely your right and I wish you much luck in
> > finding a suitable workaround or convincing the pacman developers of
> > its merits or whatever you like.
> > Because I have no opinion on whether or not it is a legitimate need,
> > or when it might or might not be a need with extra legitimacy behind
> > it... beyond observing that I have never used it, myself,
> > personally.
> For my taste pacman is the best package management I know. It still
> is, after a makepkg option was dropped. I'm a yaourt user and can't
> notice any difference, since I usually run yaourt without root
> privileges. Sometimes I run makepkg as root, but it's no issue for me
> to run it without root privileges, it indeed is smarter to do it that
> way.
> The attitude to ignore the Linux ecosystem all in all, that became a
> fashion a while ago is disgusting. The way to diss software
> contributed by others, the way to disgrade other users who might have
> less knowledge, who might belong to a minority is outrageous. Reducing
> "community" to people who contribute to Linux is alarming. FLOSS is
> based on public-spirited world views. Dropping backwards compatibility
> within a major release (for a ".dot" release) is ignorant. The tone of
> voice and no willingness to care about others, including minorities is
> embarrassing.

How in the world do "minorities" have anything to do with anything in
this thread?

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