On Thu, May 17 2018, Nan Xiao <xiaonan830...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi ports@,
>
> Greeting from me!
>
> I use -current ports tree, and try to build sysutils/coreutils, and
> get following errors:
>
> ......
> checking whether mknod can create fifo without root privileges...
> configure: error: in `/usr/ports/pobj/coreutils-8.29/coreutils-8.29':
> configure: error: you should not run configure as root (set
> FORCE_UNSAFE_CONFIGURE=1 in environment to bypass this check)
> See `config.log' for more details
> *** Error 1 in . (/usr/ports/infrastructure/mk/bsd.port.mk:2688
> 'do-configure': @for d in
> /usr/ports/pobj/coreutils-8.29/coreutils-8.29;  do...)
> ......
>
> I try use "export FORCE_UNSAFE_CONFIGURE=1 && make install", but still
> not take effect.
>
> Besides change the owner to non-root,

Why not use this solution?  Building ports as root is not recommended.
espie's work on PORTS_PRIVSEP makes it super easy and clean to use
dedicated system accounts for this.

> is there any method to bypass
> this issue?

See CONFIGURE_ENV...

> Thanks very much in advance!
>
>
> Best Regards
> Nan Xiao
>

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