[paludis-user] portage2paludis, root and paludisbuild group

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Jan 18 01:06:12 UTC 2008

On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 16:34:21 +0100
Aitor Pazos <mail at aitorpazos.es> wrote:
> I write this message because I've been installing paludis and while
> migrating from portage I found some problems. I followed the getting
> started guide and used the portage2paludis script.
> The problem I found is that after migrating, 'paludis --sync' failed
> opening /etc/paludis dir. That was because I'm using as umask 027 as
> default (portage2paludis was run as root) and paludis changes gid to
> paludisbuild group's id, so it had no rights to access /etc/paludis
> dir. I think it would be nice to write about this issue on the guide.

How you manage permissions is largely up to yourself. Whilst paludis
will warn you if it can't enable userpriv, there's no single right way
of configuring things...

Ciaran McCreesh
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