Bug 202417 - rebuild of kernel package aborts with error message
rebuild of kernel package aborts with error message
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jon Masters
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-08-14 06:18 EDT by Andreas Schlehahn
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-11 21:55:58 EDT
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Description Andreas Schlehahn 2006-08-14 06:18:19 EDT
Description of problem: Rebuilding the Kernel package from 
kernel-2.6.17-1.2558.fc6.src.rpm stops with an error message generated from 
calling 'chmod -R a+r *'. The context in the spec file is:
%if %{builddoc}
mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-%{kversion}/Documentation

# sometimes non-world-readable files sneak into the kernel source tree
chmod -R a+r *
# copy the source over
tar cf - Documentation | tar xf - -C 

A file '-w' is created during the build process in the build-directory:

chmod doesn't seem to handle files with special characters very well and exits 
with the error message "a+r" file or directory not found.

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How reproducible:
just rebuild the kernel with "builddoc" set to 1

build the kernel with 'rpmbuild -ba --target=i686 kernel-2.6.spec'

enjoy the error message 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install the kernel source rpm
2. in the kernel spec-file set the variable 'builddoc' to 1
3. build the kernel with 'rpmbuild -ba --target=i686 kernel-2.6.spec'
4. wait a couple of hours
5. enjoy the error message

Actual results: no new kernel package

Expected results: a new kernel package

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-09-16 23:31:36 EDT
The -w is created by kabitool.  Jon?
Comment 2 Jon Masters 2006-09-30 11:09:02 EDT
I don't think this one is me. Let me know if I should dig more though :-)
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2006-10-11 20:16:14 EDT
Please dig. The only instance of -w in the kernel-2.6.spec was the kabitool line.
Comment 4 Jon Masters 2006-10-11 21:55:14 EDT
It was me. It was stupid. I fixed it earlier when I fixed the kabitool breakage
- shouldn't have called with -l and -w...

I think it's all better - but shout at me loudly when I'm wrong :-)


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