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

Sebastian Nowicki sebnow at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 11:29:58 EDT 2008

On 18/06/2008, at 11:00 PM, Loui wrote:

> Well, my opinion is that makepkg shouldn't hinder an admin user any
> more than say `rm -r /*` or other similar wonderfully destructive
> commands. Besides, --asroot is yet another flag, adds more code and
> complexity, and can hinder root users from even doing small non-build
> tasks. I use makepkg as another user most of the time, but I'll use it
> as root every once in awhile and I found --asroot to be a bit  
> annoying.
> Warnings are nice, but when you start to block functionality it really
> becomes a babysitting feature.


I never actually run makepkg as root (ie. logged in as root), but I do  
use sudo, and "sudo makepkg --asroot" is just stupid.

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