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Bug 680000 - emerge --sync no longer works when run as non-root user
Summary: emerge --sync no longer works when run as non-root user
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 678278
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-03-11 04:48 UTC by Jonathan Callen (RETIRED)
Modified: 2019-03-11 17:02 UTC (History)
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Description Jonathan Callen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2019-03-11 04:48:36 UTC
Before version 2.3.60, running `emerge --sync` as a non-root user (in the portage group) worked, so long as that user had write access to the tree(s) being synced.  This no longer works in 2.3.60 (after the patch for bug 636798 was committed), because portage tries to create an arbitrary file in /var/log (/var/log/.emerge.log.hardlock-<HOSTNAME>-<PID>).  This obviously does not work when emerge is run as a non-root user.
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2019-03-11 17:02:46 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 678278 ***