tzacos <tzacos(at)free(dot)fr> writes:
> Tom Lane a crit :
>> Don't do it as root. There's seldom any good reason to run software
>> builds as root.
> the problem is that you can use rpm without being root
[ I suppose you meant "can't" ] Sure you can --- use rpmbuild anyway.
Actually installing the RPM after you built it needs root, for obvious
reasons, but there's no reason to do the build process as root. I can
assure you that no one within Red Hat ever runs rpmbuild as root.
The done thing is to create a personal ~/rpmwork directory, with
subdirectories BUILD RPMS SOURCES SPECS and SRPMS, then create a
~/.rpmmacros file containing
Then you build an SRPM by putting it in ~/rpmwork/SRPMS and running
rpmbuild there. This results in RPMS under ~/rpmwork/RPMS, which
you can install via "sudo rpm -i ...". But you don't do the actual
build as root, because that violates the ancient safety principle of
doing as little as possible as root.
regards, tom lane
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