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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 18 09:41:14 EDT 2008

Dan McGee wrote:
> 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
> it.

Probably not.  Using makepkg as root should be inconvenient.  I'd say 
the proportion of (new) users who would not see the warning message 
would be quite high, especially as it will quickly be replaced by build 

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