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Bug 1511418 - cannot sign a package as a regular user after su - user
Summary: cannot sign a package as a regular user after su - user
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 26
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-09 10:14 UTC by Karel Srot
Modified: 2018-05-29 12:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-05-29 12:40:51 UTC

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Description Karel Srot 2017-11-09 10:14:40 UTC
Description of problem:

The package built cannot be signed if I am switched to the user account
using su - and not via ssh directly.

# su - testuser -c 'rpmbuild -bb --sign testpkg.spec'

+ umask 022
+ cd /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILD
+ touch /tmp/testpkg.tmp
+ cp /tmp/testpkg.tmp .
+ exit 0
+ umask 022
+ cd /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILD
+ '[' /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/testpkg-1.0-1.x86_64 '!=' / ']'
+ rm -rf /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/testpkg-1.0-1.x86_64
++ dirname /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/testpkg-1.0-1.x86_64
+ mkdir -p /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT
+ mkdir /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/testpkg-1.0-1.x86_64
+ mkdir -p /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/testpkg-1.0-1.x86_64/usr/local/
+ mv testpkg.tmp /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/testpkg-1.0-1.x86_64/usr/local/
+ /usr/lib/rpm/check-buildroot
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-compress
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-strip /usr/bin/strip
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-strip-comment-note /usr/bin/strip /usr/bin/objdump
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-strip-static-archive /usr/bin/strip
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-python-bytecompile /usr/bin/python 1
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-python-hardlink
+ umask 022
+ cd /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILD
+ /usr/bin/rm -rf /home/testuser/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/testpkg-1.0-1.x86_64
+ exit 0
/bin/sh: /dev/`ps -p $$ -o tty | tail -n 1`: No such file or directory

This is coming from /usr/lib/rpm/rpmpopt-

/usr/lib/rpm/rpmpopt-	--pipe 'rpm --addsign `grep ".*: .*\.rpm$"|cut -d: -f2` < "/dev/"`ps -p $$ -o tty | tail -n 1`' \

If I ssh to the user account directly and run rpmbuild it works.

The must be related to the switch to pinentry as on RHEL-7 this scenario works fine.

Btw, rpm doesn't have a package dependency on pinentry and therefore the package signing could fail if it is not installed. gnupg2 has pinetry only as suggest.

Comment 1 Karel Srot 2017-11-09 10:14:59 UTC
Forgot to mention package version rpm-

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