Hi,<br><br>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?
<br><br>Regards,<br>Haggai<br><div style="text-align: left;"><br></div><span class="gmail_quote">On 30/12/2007, <b class="gmail_sendername">Shachar Shemesh</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>
> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">gabik wrote:<br><br>> Ok<br>><br>> I thought from what you wrote:
<br>><br>>> Thing is, there is no real reason to be root. No actual root privileges<br>>><br>> are required<br>> that Debian requires a root without an actual need for that.<br>><br>> This is where I think the flaw is - in erroneously requiring to be a root.
<br>><br>There is no requirement to be root. There is only a requirement to<br>create files with "root" as owner.<br><br>Please make sure you understand how the example I gave actually work<br>before suggesting it is erroneous.
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