I'm trying to test my package by running "ebuild /path/to/pkg.ebuild install". Naturally (for me) I do this as an unprivileged user, not as root. It fails because at least some steps such as dobin need to give away ownership of the files being installed. I tried to run the whole thing including compilation under fakeroot but that doesn't help.
If it is relevant (but I don't think it is) my user _is_ in the portage group. What is the accepted or usual way to do this task? -- Please don't Cc: me privately on mailing lists and Usenet, if you also post the followup to the list or newsgroup. To reply privately _only_ on Usenet and on broken lists which rewrite From, fetch the TXT record for no-use.mooo.com.