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Bug 11238 - kernel-2.2.14-12.src.rpm won't build when non-root
kernel-2.2.14-12.src.rpm won't build when non-root
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-05-05 04:11 EDT by Pawel Salek
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-18 17:30:27 EDT
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Description Pawel Salek 2000-05-05 04:11:31 EDT
The doc seems to say nothing that one needs to be root in order to build
the kernel but the %install phase fails on mknod ./dev/socksys c 30 0
with 'permission denied' message.
If this is a feature (i.e. you are positive there is no way to build kernel
as non-root) I would not mind if it was mentioned somewhere (rpm doc?).
Comment 1 Sam Varshavchik 2000-05-18 17:30:59 EDT
I am reporting this bug as well.  I'd like to suggest the following compromise
for the mknod problem, referring back to bug 10500.  Invoke mknod as follows:

su root -c "mknod ./dev/socksys c 30 0; mknod ..."

This will result in no functional change when the RPM is built as root.  su will
be a no-op in that situation.  But this will also allow the RPMs to be rebuilt
interactively as non-root, simply by entering the password once during the build
process.  This works well, I've tested it.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 2000-07-31 17:11:01 EDT
The current RawHide/Beta kernel packages build as non-root.

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