On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 16:07 -0400, Rosenbaum, Larry M. wrote:
> > From: Duncan Hill [mailto:spamassassin@cricalix.net]
> >
> > On Tue, June 12, 2007 13:33, Justin Mason wrote:
> > > Daniel J McDonald writes:
> > >> So, you can't build the RPM as root.
> > >>
> > >>


> 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?


Yes, unless your umask is 666. When it detects the root user, it tries
to change to "nobody". since Nobody can't write in the t/log/*
directories, the test fails.


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