Except that building things as root exposes you to security problems in
package build scripts, and that you actually need to be root for an extended
period of time, which some of us would rather not do, or cannot do.
Well... At least there's fakeroot.
> Because - just like in all the previous centuries where this sort of
> thing was relevant - being root (or pretending to be root by using
> fakeroot) makes it roughly 27.3 times easier to create tarballs with
> files in it that does not look to be owned by the user who built it.
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