[pacman-dev] anoter "user vs. sudo" issue

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 17:25:19 EST 2006

On 12/21/06, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm thinking about why abs should be run as root currently?
> I don't see the point for this. :-/
> Why not make it behave like makepkg - to be run as ordinary user and
> store everything in his home dir (or another dir, configurable)?
> What do you think?

This actually is configurable by changing ABSROOT.  The issue is that
/var/abs is root owned by default.  I think adding an abs group might
be worthwhile for something like that.  root:abs on /var/abs and then
let someone change ABSROOT to their homedir or something like that.
It could be a commandline option too....
/me ponders

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