|Summary:||SRPM can't be rebuilt as non-root|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||kenneth_porter|
|Component:||sendmail||Assignee:||Florian La Roche <laroche>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-08-31 16:46:32 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description kenneth_porter 1999-06-24 07:47:32 UTC
The install phase of the build executes the command "make DESTDIR=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT install -C src/$OBJDIR". This attempts to set owner and group on a file in the RPM_BUILD_ROOT, which is not permitted for an ordinary user. Setting owner and group should be done by an %attr directive in the files list. I would prefer to build SRPMS without root privilege, as I don't want to kill my production system with a bug in a spec file. I would suggest that all Red Hat SRPMS be test-built by a lowly user to verify that root privilige is not needed.
Comment 1 kenneth_porter 1999-06-29 02:26:59 UTC
This bug was originally submitted with the component set to "sendmail", as the sendmail-8.9.3-10.src.rpm package was the one where the problem was observed.This bug was originally submitted with the component set to "sendmail", as the sendmail-8.9.3-10.src.rpm package was the one where the problem was observed.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-31 16:46:59 UTC
fixed in sendmail-8.9.3-13, in the next Raw Hide release.