[PATCH] portmaster with SU_CMD

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Thu Jan 3 17:45:27 PST 2008

On Nov 11, 2007, at 2:59 PM, Doug Barton 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.

Heh.  If you weren't Doug Barton, I'd wonder just how often you build  
random ports.  Lots of them have very broken install scripts.  I  
*never* build or install ports as root unless the package's install  
is too broken to escalate properly and then I assume that everything  
else is broken too and read it carefully by hand.

> 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.

clam clam clam...

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