[CentOS] Problems with building an rpm

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Jul 17 04:54:51 UTC 2008

I followed the setup instructions from 
http://www.owlriver.com/tips/non-root/ (link from the Centos wiki).  All 
this is done on another 'clean' system, so I have to read the terminal 
screen there and tell what went wrong here.

I then followed my colleague's instructions to get the tar, untar, 
autogen, configure, and finally make rpm.

Well it was that make rpm command that finally failed.  And sudo was the 
problem.  I got a message something like:

Assuming that you are in /etc/sudoers!!!!

And then asked for a password.

Which password?  My userid or root's?  I tried both and after 3 tries got:

me is not in sudoers file.  This incident will be reported.
removing '/home/me/rpmbuild/BUILD/hipl--main--2.6/hipl-1.0.4'

So I look at /etc/sudoers and do not understand what I am suppose to do 

A bit of help would be greatly appreciated!

oh, and what is BEET support in the kernel?

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