dpkg-buildpackage fails on ubuntu build of pulseaudio 0.9.7

Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) rudd-o at rudd-o.com
Tue Nov 20 10:35:09 GMT 2007

Except that building things as root exposes you to security problems in 
package build scripts, and that you actually need to be root for an extended 
period of time, which some of us would rather not do, or cannot do.

Well... At least there's fakeroot.

> Because - just like in all the previous centuries where this sort of
> thing was relevant - being root (or pretending to be root by using
> fakeroot) makes it roughly 27.3 times easier to create tarballs with
> files in it that does not look to be owned by the user who built it. :)


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