Explain staging

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com
Mon Oct 7 19:00:47 UTC 2013

--On October 7, 2013 10:37:34 AM +0100 Anton Shterenlikht 
<mexas at bris.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Set DISTDIR  in make.conf to for example /home/memyself/distfiles and
>> move the existing distfiles there. There's no reasonable default for
>> DISTDIR I think if it's assumed that fetch operates as non-root.
>> -Kimmo
> sure, I can do /tmp/distfiles too.
> But that doesn't help with all the other failing targets.
> Then I might as well "chown -R user:group /usr/ports"
> and update the ports tree as an unprivileged user too.
> HOwever, security would suffer, I think.
> And, anyway, this would be a major change.
> If this were the case, it should be much
> better documented, I think.

Absolutely correct.  A change of this magnitude needs to be much better 
documented than it has been so far.

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