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Re: Victory - built subversion from RH9 source rpm!

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-02-11 12:43:22 CET

Kenneth Porter wrote:
> Perhaps one solution is to fail the build early if trying to build as
> root (ie. `id -u` evaluates to zero).

Except that under Solaris (I believe), root's UID is 1.

> BTW, is Apache (package httpd) a BuildPrereq in that SRPM? It should be,
> since it's needed for the test phase. Are there any distros that ship an
> httpd package that does NOT create the user apache?

Yes, SuSE's Apache user is wwwrun and OS X uses www (if I remeber correctly).
That's why you usually see a page of RPM's specific to each distro because they
all do it just a little differently... :-(


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