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Re: More an autopackage

From: Rusty Ballinger
Subject: Re: More an autopackage
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 18:42:54 -0800

> > This module may be very valuable for you if you want to create packages
> > not as root. GNU tar cannot be tricked into hardcoding the ownership
> > different from the actual ones (as far as I know).
> You can use 'fakeroot' (now called 'libtricks' I think) from Debian.
> It is essentially an LD_PRELOAD that overrides getuid/open etc. and
> makes a process think that it's executing as root.

(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


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