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Old 03-02-2004, 03:33 PM   #1
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rpmbuild as non root user


How can I do rpmbuild without being "root"

I am able to do
rpm -ivh -dbpath ~/RPMdb kernel-2.4.20-2.src.rpm

but when I tired rpmbuild as non-root user:

I got these errors:

error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
error: cannot open Packages database in /~/RPMdb


Pls help
 
Old 03-02-2004, 04:05 PM   #2
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You can do the install because in the above example you are only using your home drive, to which you have full access.

Executing rpmbuild accesses files to which only root has access. You will need to su to root to do rpmbuild.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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You can do the install because in the above example you are only using your home drive, to which you have full access.

Executing rpmbuild accesses files to which only root has access. You will need to su to root to do rpmbuild.

Thank you for your response....

My requirement is to do rpmbuild as non-root....I mean I am writing a script
which has rpmbuild as one of the step....and In this case any user should
run the script... (which results is rpmbuild as well..)

for install I did some changes in macros ...like redefined the topdirectory and
dbpath....so I am wondering if I can achieve rpmbuild as non-root after doing
some changes in macros again!!!!!!!!

Not sure if its possible at all...
 
Old 03-02-2004, 04:29 PM   #4
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