feature request for portmaster: check for permissions on --check-depends and friends

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Apr 26 19:50:43 UTC 2010

On 04/26/10 01:13, Alberto Villa wrote:
> On 4/26/10, Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> This is the first time this issue has come up, what do others think?
> i don't mind very much, but imho...
>> OTOH, I could imagine users might want to do things like
>> this that require root access to actually change things as a regular
>> user first as a painless way to see what would happen if they ran the
>> command as root.
> ...the "-n" flag would be more appropriate.

It only applies to builds/upgrades.

> what if i, as a regular
> user, have write access to /var/db/(ports|pkg)?

That would be silly. :)  It would also solve the problem mentioned in
the OP.



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