[CentOS] Building packages using RPMBUILD

Thu Dec 16 20:20:45 UTC 2010
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Leonard den Ottolander
<leonard at den.ottolander.nl> wrote:
> Hello Keith,
> On Thu, 2010-12-16 at 15:08 +0000, Keith Roberts wrote:
>> [rpmbuilder at karsites sox]$ rpm -iv ./sox-12.18.1-1.src.rpm
>> error: cannot write to %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
> /usr/src/redhat and sub dirs are owned root.root. If you want to build
> as a normal user (and you should!) you should fix the ownership of those
> directories.

NO. Never do this.

Use a personal .rpmmacros file to reset your personal working
directories, so you can compile locally.

   %_topdir /home/username/rpm