On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 19:49:42 -0600 Douglas McClendon <dmc fedora filteredperception org> wrote: > A while back on this list, I asked what parts of fedora required root > privileges to be rebuilt. I.e. why you couldn't just rpmbuild > --rebuild every last thing as a build user, never subjecting the > build system to the impact of building as root. The answer seemed to > come back that the only things that _really_ required root, were the > creation of small filesystem-disk images. My tool qfakeroot provides > a solution for that, and given the sizes of the images involved, will > add but a few minutes to the rpmbuild--rebuild time. Maybe I missed that, but every /rpm/ is buildable by non-root. It's when you start talking about /composing/ releases and Live images that root privs are needed (or enoug privs to make loopback devices). Now, we could do something more sneaky and ship the livcd-creator and pungi python scripts setuid, but that's probably not what you're looking for. -- Jesse Keating Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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