On Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:37:50 -0500,
Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> 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?

Usually installs are always done as root -- because there is always
something like what you have described.

Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
How do
you spend it?

         John Covici wb2una

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