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Re: Victory - built subversion from RH9 source rpm!

From: Kenneth Porter <shiva_at_sewingwitch.com>
Date: 2005-02-11 20:36:46 CET

--On Friday, February 11, 2005 5:59 AM -0600 Steve Cohen
<scohen@javactivity.org> wrote:

> That would be changing the ownership of /usr/src/redhat? Actually, I
> didn't even have to do that. I chmodded it to g+w and put myself into
> the root group. That also did the job.

If only one person does packaging on the box, give that person ownership of

But my preferred method is to create a private build tree under a new user
who by convention I call "buildmeister". (This is the user mentioned in Red
Hat tarballs.) You could also give yourself a build tree and other users
could have their own private trees. They just need the proper directory
hierarchy created and ~.rpmmacros needs to be created to tell rpmbuild
where to find it.

Create and "become" the user:

useradd buildmeister
su -l buildmeister

Then create a build tree:

cd ~

Use the Download directory to store all the SRPM's you download. (I have
subdirectories under Download for each SRPM repository I collect them from,
like Fedora, Apt, Dag, etc.)

Create ~buildmeister/.rpmmacros to tell rpmbuild about your new build tree:

echo "%_topdir /home/buildmeister" > ~/.rpmmacros

(You can add other macros here to override the definitions in
/usr/lib/rpm/macros. I like to override %packager.)

Now you can build packages in your new tree and totally ignore

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