[Slackbuilds-users] building everything as root
Patrick J. Volkerding
volkerdi at slackware.com
Wed Apr 9 21:29:09 EDT 2008
> Simple, slackers like to live dangerously :) It's historic, based on the
> way standard slackbuilds work. SBo decided to integrate their slackbuilds
> with the distro, hence follow similar patterns.
> The alternative is to build from source, but then you miss out on the
> standard slack packaging tools, and this may lead to difficulties if the
> source does odd things to the OS.
How would building from source change anything? You'd still have to be
root to install the software with a "make install".
The rationale for building packages as root is that "make ; make
install" is normally done as root as well, so this keeps the package
builds close to how a manual build would be done (which is probably the
most tested, and therefore reliable, method).
More information about the Slackbuilds-users