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

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 11:40:30 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Sebastian Nowicki <sebnow at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> +1
> I never actually run makepkg as root (ie. logged in as root), but I do
> use sudo, and "sudo makepkg --asroot" is just stupid.

You do realize this is the *exact* same thing as running as root,
which is what this option was meant to notify you about and scare you
away from?


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