No port should need root for make fetch

Peter Jeremy peter at
Wed Dec 14 05:17:49 UTC 2016

On 2016-Dec-13 21:32:36 +0100, "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at> wrote:
>IMO No port should need root for 
>	cd /usr/ports; make -i fetch

In a stock FreeBSD install, all ports require root to both fetch and build.
You have customised your system in a non-standard way so you are getting
non-standard behaviour which doesn't match you expectations.

IMO (which is equally valid to yours), no-one should need to run
"cd /usr/ports; make -i fetch" so there's no problem to solve.

Peter Jeremy
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