[Slackbuilds-users] How to contribute ?

Michiel van Wessem michiel at slackbuilds.org
Sun Jan 4 20:42:29 UTC 2009

On Sunday 04 January 2009 18:24:10 Phillip Warner wrote:
> For those concerned about the possible security implications of running
> SlackBuilds as root I will share part of my method of using SBo.
> I always read through the scripts thoroughly unless I am already familiar
> with the script and author.
> When I test scripts (both mine and others) I run them as my normal user
> first.  Simply comment out the "chown root:root" line and change $TMP from
> /tmp/SBo to ~/tmp/SBo.  

Since TMP is defined as in the scripts as TMP=${TMP:-/tmp/SBo}, you could 
easily call the script with TMP=/home/user/tmp/SBo ./prgnam.SlackBuild.

I usually do the same when vetting the scripts by 
running them as TMP=/tmp/SBo.user  ./prgnam.SlackBuild

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