Proposal: rpm-4.2.2 should refuse to build as root

Alan Cox alan at redhat.com
Wed Dec 31 15:14:27 UTC 2003


On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 05:09:39PM +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> Building rpm's as root IS incredibly bad idea which should be discouraged. 
> Even worse when no buildroot is used - once you've seen a package 
> which (re)moves stuff in /usr/lib during build...

And you think that building it non root then running it as root is any safer ?

Also please remember FC2 goals include SELINUX so package building becomes
a role if anything





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