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Bug 22385 - sysklogd-1.4-1 wan't build as non-root
sysklogd-1.4-1 wan't build as non-root
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-12-16 11:33 EST by Michael Tokarev
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:17 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-16 11:33:28 EST
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Description Michael Tokarev 2000-12-16 11:33:25 EST
It fails to install manpages:
 + make install TOPDIR=/var/tmp/syslog-root  
MANDIR=/var/tmp/syslog-root/usr/share/man MAN_OWNER=mjt
 /usr/bin/install -o mjt -g mjt -m 644 sysklogd.8  
 /usr/bin/install: invalid group `mjt'
 make: *** [install_man] Error 1

My userid is "mjt", but there is no such group on my system.
My primary group is "users".  The same stupid "workaround"
was implemented in uucp package -- it makes install
with OWNER=`id`, and also tries to chown mjt:mjt files...
I suggest to either add $MAN_GROUP (in additional to $MAN_OWNER)
to makefile (should be done at a first place), just remove
all that -o $MAN_OWNER -g $MAN_OWNER from makefile using perl
before doing first make (just easy), or install that manpages
from .spec file (only 4 pages) -- the last one should be
most easy.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-12-18 10:32:12 EST
Will be fixed in sysklogd-1.4-3 (offending -o and -g expunged...)

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