[PATCH] portmaster with SU_CMD

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sun Nov 11 15:00:11 PST 2007

This is very interesting stuff, but I don't see how it would be useful to 
a very wide audience. My feeling is that the vast majority of our users 
build and/or install ports as root, and I don't see any good reason for 
that not to be the default practice.

I'll review your patch more thoroughly when time allows (since we are in a 
freeze I can't add new features right now anyway) but I'm not inclined to 
add this unless there is a fairly substantial clamor for it.

In fact I think I've passed a tipping point for portmaster where the 
complexity of the code, and the number of options (and thus, optional code 
paths) make adding new stuff very hard to do without introducing more 
bugs, and because there are so many different combinations of options it's 
hard to regression test improvements to existing features, never mind new 

I'm not saying I'll never add a new feature, just that there needs to be a 
really good reason to do so.



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