make-debirf should not require being root to run
|Reported by:||jrollins||Owned by:||dkg|
This is a difficult issue. The problem is that make-debirf uses debootstrap, and debootstrap requires being root to mount /proc and make device nodes. This is unfortunate, though, obviously, since it would be really nice if it didn't require being root. After all, it's not, or shouldn't be, doing anything to the underlying system.
The obvious pitfalls of make-debirf running as root is that it has the potential to do severe damage to your system. make-debirf is particularly vulnerable to poorly constructed plugins.
Coaxing deboostrap to not require being root may be impossible, and not using debootstrap would be silly, so this might not be a resolvable issue.