Bug 1572772

Summary: Building RPMs on OpenShift fails with "error: Bad owner/group"
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Major Hayden 🤠 <mhayden>
Component: rpmAssignee: Pavlina Moravcova Varekova <pmoravco>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Eva Mrakova <emrakova>
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Version: 7.5CC: dmach, dzickus, emrakova, kernel-ci-list-owner, pmatilai, pmoravco
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Fixed In Version: rpm-4.11.3-37.el7 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2019-08-06 13:11:23 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Major Hayden 🤠 2018-04-27 19:30:12 UTC
Description of problem:

When building kernels on OpenShift with userid namespacing, RPM builds fail in a check ownership step:

error: Bad owner/group: { path to source code tarball }

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Create a container in OpenShift
  2. Attempt to build an RPM package
  3. The package build fails when RPM checks the ownership of the source code tarball

OpenShift uses userid namespacing, so the uid of the active user is different each time the container starts. Running commands like `whoami` will fail:

  whoami: cannot find name for user ID 1000530000

There is a fix mentioned in this thread:


Is it possible to get that fix backported to RHEL 7? Thanks!

Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2019-08-06 13:11:23 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.