[Piuparts-devel] Bug#708663: better schroot support to not need sudo

Johannes Schauer josch at debian.org
Thu Aug 4 16:05:37 UTC 2016

Control: block -1 by 833407


On Fri, 17 May 2013 16:45:15 +0200 Holger Levsen <holger at layer-acht.org> wrote:
> while piuparts has a --schroot option, this is just for reusing a schroot
> chroot as a piuparts base directory, piuparts itself still needs to be run
> with sudo as root. With schroot it should be possible to use piuparts without
> the need for sudo.
> <weasel> schroot can give otherwise unprivileged users root in sessions
> <weasel> that doesn't require a root user outside
> DSA would be way happier if we ran piuparts this way too.

current piuparts implements a adt-run backend. Through that, schroot could be
used without needing superuser privileges. Unfortunately, the latest
autopkgtest upload removed the adt-run interface. Thus blocking this bug by the
relevant autopkgtest bug.


cheers, josch
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