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Bug 492 - emerge --help and emerge --search should not require to be run by root
Summary: emerge --help and emerge --search should not require to be run by root
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 All
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Geert Bevin
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-02-02 00:56 UTC by Arcady Genkin
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Arcady Genkin 2002-02-02 00:56:28 UTC
I think that emerge's read operations (and no operation when --help is 
requested) should work for non-root users.  I, for one, have a habbit of 
running as few commands as possible as a regular user, and see no reason why 
emerge would not print out the syntax help or package info for a regular user.

As an analogy, FreeBSD's pkg_info, pkg_version and friends work for non-root 
Comment 1 Arcady Genkin 2002-02-02 00:58:46 UTC
I meant to say "as few commands as possible as _privileged_ user", of course. 
Comment 2 Geert Bevin 2002-02-03 16:36:31 UTC
fixed in cvs