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Bug 161820 - Build writes to destination location, not %_tmppath
Summary: Build writes to destination location, not %_tmppath
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xcin
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Caius Chance
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-06-27 15:54 UTC by Steve Snyder
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-03-23 03:59:31 UTC
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local build log (deleted)
2007-03-23 03:03 UTC, Caius Chance
no flags Details

Description Steve Snyder 2005-06-27 15:54:14 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050520 Fedora/1.7.8-1.icc

Description of problem:
In the course of rebuilding this package, the files to be packaged are written to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xcin/, their final location.  The files should be written to %_tmppath/xcin-buildroot/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xcin/ prior to packaging.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run: rpmbuild --rebuild xcin-2.5.3.pre3-24.src.rpm
2.Build fails because the files are not in the expected location

Actual Results:  The contents of /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xcin/ are ovewritten by the files to be packaged, then the packaing fails because the files are not found in the correct location.

Expected Results:  The file to be packaged should be written beneath %_tmppath/xcin-buildroot/.

Additional info:

A request: please do test builds on a system with /usr mounted read-only.  I'm seeing way too many RHEL4 package builds that erroneously write to a directory beneath /usr in the course of the processing.  Only directories beneath %_tmppath and %_builddir should be written to during a package build.  Mounting /usr as read-only would let you catch these spec file mistakes before your customers do.  Thanks.

Comment 1 Caius Chance 2007-03-23 03:03:02 UTC
Created attachment 150719 [details]
local build log

Test built on a system with /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xcin as a read-only empty file.

OS: RHEL4-U5 (beta)
Package: xcin-2.5.3.pre3-25

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