build ports from not a root user?

Damien Fleuriot ml at
Thu Jul 21 14:54:04 UTC 2011

On 7/21/11 12:02 PM, Peter Vereshagin wrote:
> Oh freebsd-questions want you buy me a mersedes benz?

What the f... ?

> I'd like to build my ports from not a root user.

That is possible but exceedingly highly inconvenient.
What is the reason for doing that ?

I can not come up with a scenario where one would want to do that.

Rather than the means you'd like to use, tell us the end you're trying
to accomplish.

In other terms: what are you trying to do ? (and don't tell me "building
a port as a non root user")

> How can I tell the ports system that it should su ( switch user ) before to
> build the dependencies?

I don't think you can.

> Can portupgrade handle this?


> Dependencies should be installed from a root user.

And the rest of your ports too.

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