The future of portmaster

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Sun Feb 19 15:09:36 UTC 2017

Am 17.02.2017 um 09:25 schrieb Matthieu Volat:
> Just dropping privileges to a dedicated user for building would be a
> big step, but that's more a port feature (openbsd's ports do that, if
> I'm not wrong).

With a distfiles directory writable to the unprivileged user doing the
build, and sudo as a privilege escalation tool for the same user, you
can do major parts of the build as unprivileged user with existing
versions already. No need to run portmaster as root.

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