[CentOS] Problems with building an rpm

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Thu Jul 17 13:14:30 UTC 2008

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> wow!!!!
> 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.

No problem

> 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....

look here:


You should be able to build that on CentOS-5.x with no problems.  Now, 
whether it does everything you need, I don't know.

Also be advised that 1.0.3 is the latest stable release from them, and 
1.0.4 seems to be something from SVN and not a normal release.

Johnny Hughes

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