[CentOS] Problems with building an rpm

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Jul 17 12:45:48 UTC 2008


Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> thanks for replying.
>> R P Herrold wrote:
>>> On Wed, 16 Jul 2008, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>> I followed the setup instructions from
>>>> http://www.owlriver.com/tips/non-root/
>>> ... the author is known to me ;)
>>>> 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'
>>> The end user account password is what sudo is looking for ... as 
>>> noted, it seems you had not configured /etc/sudoers to include you.
>>>> So I look at /etc/sudoers and do not understand what I am suppose 
>>>> to do there.
>>> A sample entry which permits a single user machine to do root 
>>> operations when needed, but to stay in its non-priv'd mode most of 
>>> the time looks like something as simple as:
>>> [herrold at new ~]$ sudo grep herrold /etc/sudoers
>>> Password: [here, the end user 'herrold's password]
>>> herrold ALL=(ALL) ALL
>>> [herrold at new ~]$
>>> ... We need root rights to read /etc/sudoers, or else it would have 
>>> not been needed except for teaching reasons.
>>>> A bit of help would be greatly appreciated!
>>> Hope this helps .. I wonder a bit at your description of untarring, 
>>> ./configure'ing, etc ... that is not part of rpm building from .spec 
>>> or SRPM.
>> Here is what I was told to do:
>> wget http://hipl.hiit.fi/hipl/hipl.tar.gz
>> you can build on CentOS by executing:
>> tar xvzf hipl.tar.gz
>> cd hipl--main--2.6
>> ./autogen.sh
>> ./configure
>> make rpm
>> ("make install" works too, but installs to /usr/local by default)
>> Software requirements are listed here:
>> http://infrahip.hiit.fi/hipl/manual/ch02.html
> OK ... after several changes to the spec file, I got this to build.  
> The process was rather intense, so rather than trying to document it I 
> will post a good SRPM after I verify that all the build requirements 
> are there and it will also build the same in mock.
> So, in a couple minutes expect a link to download a GOOD SRPM for this 
> package that builds on centos-5 i386 and x86_64

I am SOOOO thankful.

You will definitely get a line of recognition for my IETF presentation 
on SIP over HIP over Teredo in two weeks!   I should not have been sooo 
schrunched for time.  I waited for management to get me the hardware for 
this 'experiment', and 4 months later it is finally ordered; I have had 
to cobble gear together....

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