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Re: Non-privileged daemons and offloading

From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: Non-privileged daemons and offloading
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:44:53 -0400

On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:05 AM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
> The Nix daemon recently switch to user namespaces:
> We could backport this.  However, running builds with UID 0 is
> potentially disruptive: some packages are sensitive to this and behave
> differently under UID 0 (I remember Coreutils’ test suite does.)  Also,
> this patch switches to user namespaces, but not specifically
> _unprivileged_ user namespaces.

It should be possible to create a new user within the container (say,
UID 1000) and map it to a "guixbuild" user on the host system,
avoiding this problem.

- Dave

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