Install ports as non-root user?

Bob Bomar bob at
Tue Jun 28 18:40:02 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 02:37:17PM -0400, brian.barto at wrote:
> Hi all. I'm looking to make a non-privileged user the owner of all my
> software so I don't have to act as root when installing, configuring, and
> updating software. Furthermore, I won't have to give out the root password
> to others who need rights to configure software. I noticed my ports
> collection is entirely owned by root and requires root to install. Is there
> a way to install ports as a non-root user or allow non-root users to install
> ports?

security/sudo, been using it for years, you can specify
which users can use what commands.

Bob Bomar
bob at
FreeBSD: The Power to Serve

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