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From: "Domen Kožar" <domen@×××.si>
To: gentoo-dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] layman and filesystem permissions
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 18:51:35
Message-Id: 1278615069.4876.59.camel@oblak
As some of developers noticed, current gpypi2[0] implementation (tool
for querying Python Package Index to create ebuilds) needs root
permissions for two reasons:

- to write ebuild in overlay managed by layman
- to unpack source for introspection with "ebuild foobar

It just seems wrong for such a tool for the need of root permissions, so
I'm asking what are the options to drop layman to root:portage or
something similar.

Discussion about the approach is open, I'm not *really* sure what would
be the proper way.

Cheers, Domen



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