[PATCH] portmaster with SU_CMD
jrhett at svcolo.com
Thu Jan 3 18:01:59 PST 2008
On Nov 12, 2007, at 12:04 PM, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> I don't count this as a good reason, since there is no reason to do
> it in complicate way for portmaster. The portmaster required root
> for install, so why not just login as in root and run portmaster?
So why does the ports tree currently allow you to run "make install"
as non-root and escalate when necessary?
>> You do have a good point but I have yet to see configure/build
>> will mess up the filesystem, which
Heh, if I cared enough I could dig up a few dozen examples. Most
people aren't good scripters. Even fewer are good at autoconf, and
voila you get runaway commands that import the root directory and
>> place) around in / filesystem a few of times. Kind of no difference.
Big difference. Easy to read install: before running make. Hard to
read autoconf scripts.
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