[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Removed root necessity for DOWNLOADONLY

Harley W harleyw at hotmail.com
Sun May 28 06:24:22 UTC 2017

On May 28, 2017 00:40:25 Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 25/05/17 12:16, Harley W wrote:
>> This is in response to bug #33369 on Flyspray - "pacman asks for root password
>> for -w option (download only)".
> What do you do with the downloaded packages that does not itself require
> root access?
> I think this bug should just be closed.
> A

Yeah, I agree. I mostly wanted to see if there's a better solution 
out there than what I was proposing.

I guess I didn't think much about why someone would want to download a 
package that didn't require root access. Even if there was a reason, it's 
probably not common enough to really benefit from being able to run the 
pacman command without root privileges. Given the change in behavior 
associated with my patch I'd say it's really not worth it.

Thanks for your feedback, I'll concur that the bug should be closed.


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