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Date:      Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:53:58 +0200
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: build ports from not a root user?
Message-ID:  <4E283D86.7080407@my.gd>
In-Reply-To: <20110721100259.GA5326@external.screwed.box>
References:  <20110721100259.GA5326@external.screwed.box>

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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?

Nope.


> Dependencies should be installed from a root user.
> 

And the rest of your ports too.



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