On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:46 PM, Matt Brookings <m...@inter7.com> wrote:

> What does this patch do exactly?  From looking at the patch and trying it,
> I don't see any difference in operation related to the requirement of root.
The patch removes all references to user/groups in /etc/passwd and hence
dependency of having vpopmail user in /etc/passwd.

This will allow compilation of vpopmail without root. It will also allow
installation as non-root in a destination directory owned by the user.
make DESTDIR=$HOME/vpopmail install

Once you do this, it would be trivial writing a .spec file for vpopmail and
build rpm as non-root.


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