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Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:45:19 -0500
From: Rob Landley <>
Subject: Re: super_chroot - replacement for chroot for building dists

On 07/31/2013 07:37:41 PM, Rich Felker wrote:
> Attached is a very simplified proof-of-concept for a tool that will
> allow building musl-based dists without the need for root privileges.
> It needs Linux 3.8 or newer (with user namespaces), but nothing else,
> and should work whether compiled against musl or glibc. I'm hoping
> this will be able to be adopted by some (most) of the musl-based dists
> as an alternative to the current enter_chroot approach, so that it
> becomes possible to build on systems where root access is not
> available or where policy would prohibit use of root for building.

Aboriginal doesn't use root. It cross compiles as a normal user,  
packages as a normal user, and then launches qemu or kvm as a normal  
user. (The previous iteration used user mode linux before qemu was  
viable; this only supported x86 targets.)



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