[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Remove --asroot switch from makepkg.
vmiklos at frugalware.org
Wed Jun 18 18:48:42 EDT 2008
On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 01:29:23PM -0400, Loui <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > to sum up: we encourage users to run makepkg as root, because this way
> > it can drop privileges as a separate user where makepkg can't do
> > anything problematic.
> This is how aurbuild works, and I think someone patched srcpac to run
> builds as nobody. I don't think it's something that should be part of
> makepkg though. I'd try to keep makepkg itself as simple and straight
> forward as possble.
ah, great. though i would suggest allocating a separate user for this
purpose, like our fst or gentoo's portage user.
i guess Arch uses nobody for webservers as well, so nobody has write
access to forum attachements and such.
ps: now if you call me paranoid, you are right. i *am* paranoid. :)
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