> From: Duncan Hill [mailto:spamassassin@cricalix.net]
>=20
> On Tue, June 12, 2007 13:33, Justin Mason wrote:
> > Daniel J McDonald writes:
> >> So, you can't build the RPM as root.
> >>
> >>
> >> I just added all of the various groups to my user, set up a user

> build
> >> directory tree, compiled it under my username and it tested fine,

at
> least to the point
> >> that it normally bombs

> >
> > aha, that's it alright. could you open a bug to get that fixed?

>=20
> One argument is that you shouldn't be building RPMs as root since you
> don't know if the
> spec file is perfect and won't break outside of the semi-jail that RPM
> sets up. I've
> had at least one such RPM build when working with qmail, and it went
> and buggered up the
> build server by actually installing itself outside of the jail when
> building. Doing it
> as a regular reason will limit that kind of activity.


Very interesting, but I ran into this problem on a Solaris system and I
wasn't trying to build an RPM. I was just trying to build SA from
source with the usual

perl Makefile.PL
make
make test (this step gave errors when run as root)

Does the same logic apply when RPMs are not involved?