[Haifux] Announcing a new project - fakeroot-ng
haggai.eran at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 01:06:32 MSK 2007
I understand that using fakeroot can help creating packages with uid 0 in
them, and this way it is very easy to port existing package installation
procedures (such as ./configure && make install) to debian (all you need for
porting is basically run make install with a DEST variable under fakeroot),
but wouldn't it be more simple if the files' uids would be stripped from the
package somehow when creating the package archive?
On 30/12/2007, Shachar Shemesh <shachar at shemesh.biz> wrote:
> gabik wrote:
> > Ok
> > I thought from what you wrote:
> >> Thing is, there is no real reason to be root. No actual root privileges
> > are required
> > that Debian requires a root without an actual need for that.
> > This is where I think the flaw is - in erroneously requiring to be a
> There is no requirement to be root. There is only a requirement to
> create files with "root" as owner.
> Please make sure you understand how the example I gave actually work
> before suggesting it is erroneous.
> > Gabi
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