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

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 17:28:03 EST 2006

On 12/21/06, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

I use the wheel group for this purpose only. An abs group might be a
smart addition. Looking at the abs script for the first time, it only
checks that you have write permissions in the directory (I should take
a look at that $SRCDEST stuff in makepkg in this light...). How about
a ~/.abs.conf inclusion?


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