[CentOS] Problem with checkinstall

Bob McConnell rmcconne at lightlink.com
Thu Jan 14 15:23:49 UTC 2010

Fernando Gleiser wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Bob McConnell <rmcconne at lightlink.com>
>> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
>> Sent: Thu, January 14, 2010 10:44:59 AM
>> Subject: [CentOS] Problem with checkinstall
>> I installed checkinstall 1.6.2 on CentOS 5.4 VM (VMWare Server on 
>> WinXP). After getting the dependencies installed it compiled with no 
>> errors. But when I run it in its own source directory, I keep getting an 
>> error that I can't track down. The message is:
>> install: cannot change ownership of '/usr/local/lib/installwatch.so': No 
>> such file or directory.
>> But not only does the file exist, it has the correct permissions and 
>> creation time. I am running this as root. I did change the permissions 
>> on both make and install to 0755, but that did not help. The command 
>> line is:
> Is SELinux enabled? it sounds like the typical SELinux-related problem.
> what does "getenforce" say? 
> check the output of "ls -lZ /usr/local/lib/ " to get the file's context

'getenforce' returns "Disabled"

'ls -lZ /usr/local/lib/' returns

drwxr-xr-x  root root                     checkinstall
-rwxr-xr-x  root root                     installwatch.so

'ls -alZ' adds current and parent owned by root.root with context:

   system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0     .
   system_u:object_r:usr_t:s0     ..

Bob McConnell

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