How to force run tests as non-root?

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Sat Feb 24 21:40:04 UTC 2024

You are completely right, and I was wrong about this.

I am now not certain how it came to be that macports was installed under the root user for the 10.6-ppc installation in the mentioned ticket (assuming I got the part right).


> On Feb 24, 2024, at 13:07, Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:
> On 25/2/2024 03:07, Ken Cunningham wrote:
>> Some of your macports installations are installed as the root user, instead of the macports user.
>> This happened because there is no installer for 10.6-ppc to automatically create the macports user. You have an open ticket about this too, where I pointed to the commands to be run to generate the macports user.
>> Sooner or later you will probably have to fix this.
> It shouldn't make any difference to this whether you use the pkg installer or install from source, since the Makefile also creates the run user. Unless of course you specifically tell configure --with-macports-user=root (very not recommended).
> - Josh

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