Bug 6449 - iBCS %install for kernel-2.2.12-20 won't work as a normal user
iBCS %install for kernel-2.2.12-20 won't work as a normal user
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-10-28 01:28 EDT by carenas
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-28 11:41:29 EDT
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Description carenas 1999-10-28 01:28:25 EDT
on the iBCS part for %install there are several calls to
mknod, which can no made as a normal user.  building the
iBCS devices would be better done on a %post script or
telling the user to use MAKDEV.iBCS which is installed
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-28 11:41:59 EDT
If you do it in the %post, you can't verify the package correctly.
At some point, there might be a mechanism in RPM to allow for packaging
of special files in a different manner. Until then, we probably won't
fix this, or the dev package.

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