[CentOS] Building packages using RPMBUILD

Fri Dec 17 14:26:25 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Leonard den Ottolander wrote:
> Hello Nico,
> On Fri, 2010-12-17 at 08:01 -0500, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> There are easily half a dozen reasons. The first one is that this is
>> where root runs their builds: if you leave it with write permission
>> for other users,
>> Second, if you open the permissions there, multiple users can step on
>> each other building similar packages at the same time,
> I only suggested chowning to a single trusted user, not opening that
> directory to all users.
Yes, but.... I don't know if you're doing this at work, or home. If the
former, what happens when someone else uses that to build, either a
co-worker, or you move on to a better job (or get hit by a car), who
doesn't know what's going on. It's better to leave the system in the way
it was intended, in terms of ownership and permissions, and so it's in a
known state.