[pacman-dev] [PATCH] doas makepkg support

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 15:03:25 UTC 2021

Hi Erich,

On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 at 15:08, Erich Ericson <fakefakefans at gmail.com> wrote:
> The following patches should enable doas support for privilege
> escalation in makepkg as well as document the absence thereof in
> binary verification. As doas gained a little traction over the last
> weeks and with its presence in the official repos it seems like a
> cheap, yet beneficial patch to the featureset of makepkg. It might not
> be an exhaustive patchset as I don't know all of makepkg's and
> libmakepkg's intricacies, but it has been tested by me and seems to
> work as expected. Nonetheless those patches should "point in the right
> direction".
Disclaimer: A casual pacman contributor, so take this with a grain of salt.

>From pacman POV, diversity makes sense.

Although looking at it from Arch side of things, I see a few tidbits:
 - doas is relatively new - landed in 2019
 - community package, while pacman is core (and all it's other deps are core)
 - no wiki page

I don't see a patch which mentions doas in the makepkg manpage?
Perhaps we should add something... might even mention sudo/su while in
there ;-)


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