[arch-general] How to build package in "clean chroot" using the "-U" parameter?

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 22 18:15:09 UTC 2017

Em dezembro 22, 2017 15:01 Leonid Isaev via arch-general escreveu:
> I'm sorry for an unrelated question, but why is it really necessary to make a
> new container for each pkg? It seems lots of unnecessary copies (I think
> rsync(1) call in makechrootpkg doesn't do hardlinks)...

A new container is *spawned*, not made. You don't have lots and lots of copies.

> I understand the issue about getting unlisted deps in packages, but in my
> experience this problem is minor. So just boot a build container and ssh in
> there as a non-root user (in fact, you don't even need root inside the
> container). And keep it clean. At least this has worked for me for years.

Keep in mind that root inside a container is not equal root outside it. But
we use the build user as well inside the container.

> Also, with newer -ARCH kernels, you can do non-privileged containers, so
> makechrootpkg should run as a ordinary user to begin with...

It already runs as an ordinary user. The container itself is ran as root,
but the actual build happens as the calling user.

Giancarlo Razzolini

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