[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Remove --asroot switch from makepkg.

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 09:25:14 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 11:34 PM, Loui <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 14:05:02 +1000
> Allan McRae <mcrae_allan at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Loui wrote:
>> > On Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:54:07 +0200
>> > Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >> Loui wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> I've found --asroot to be kind of a hand holding hindrance so I decided
>> >>> to remove it. Here's the patch if anyone is interested. Cheers.
>> >>>
>> >> Any chance you can rebase this againt the current git master version?
>> >> For example, the usesudo option no longer exists there, while it appears
>> >> in your patch.
>> >>
>> >
>> > Here's the patch rebased against master.
>> As a bonus, you also fixed the bug I was going to point out.  Can we go
>> back to the "permanent, catastrophic damage" rather than "serious
>> damage".   The first one sounds more disastrous and people running
>> makepkg as root should be scared!
> Maybe we could make it even scarier than "permanent, catastrophic" for
> comic relief. Heheheh.
> "permanent, catastrophic damage to your system, home, family, pets, the
> planet, and or universe."

So when this patch first got sent, I saw it as something that was just
provided to the list for convenience, not really a candidate for
merging. Do you guys think this should make it into makepkg? I'm not
against removing options from makepkg, I just hadn't heard too many
complaints about this option after we added it and people got used to


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