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Re: More an autopackage

From: Michael Sweet
Subject: Re: More an autopackage
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 21:49:04 -0500

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.

HP-UX's swpackage needs you to run as root if you want to access
the files you've packaged; you can open up a "depot" to regular
users, but the files are created as root and are readable only
by root...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  address@hidden
Printing Software for UNIX             

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