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Re: More an autopackage

From: Steve Robbins
Subject: Re: More an autopackage
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 18:34:34 -0500
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On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 09:49:04PM -0500, Michael Sweet wrote:
> Rusty Ballinger wrote:
> > ...
> > (What packaging systems only let you create packages as root, and
> > why do they do that?  I know rpm *wants* you to be root, but you
> > don't have to be...)
> Debian's dpkg needs you to run as root; otherwise the files you
> install will be owned by your user & group.
Paraphrasing Rusty Ballinger, dpkg "wants" you to be root,
but you can fake it.  I regularly build packages as a non-privileged
user.  The LD_PRELOAD tricks that "fakeroot" plays will 
result in a tarfile full of "root-owned" files.


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