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

Sebastian Nowicki sebnow at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 19:39:43 EDT 2008

On 18/06/2008, at 11:40 PM, Dan McGee wrote:

> 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?
> -Dan

Yes, what I meant was that "sudo ... --asroot" is redundant. You are  
explicitly saying that you want to be root by using sudo, and on top  
of that you have to explicitly tell makepkg that you want to be root.

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