installing binary archives as non-root user

db iamsudo at
Sun Nov 19 21:46:27 UTC 2017

On 18 Nov 2017, at 20:38, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> Yeah, really, nope. Ports are able to make decisions based on the install user; some ports do different things when installing as root vs. installing as a normal user.

I've been reading some of Homebrew's documentation before giving it a try and found out that it doesn't use root. How would you compare both approaches?

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