[PATCH] portmaster with SU_CMD

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Mon Nov 12 08:30:20 PST 2007


On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 16:59:50 -0600, Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org> wrote:

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

I agree, because you can't build any ports in /usr/ports as in normal user  
anyway. I don't see any good reason to do it either.

Cheers,
Mezz

> Doug


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