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Bug 6449 - iBCS %install for kernel-2.2.12-20 won't work as a normal user
Summary: iBCS %install for kernel-2.2.12-20 won't work as a normal user
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-10-28 05:28 UTC by carenas
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-28 15:41:29 UTC

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Description carenas 1999-10-28 05:28:25 UTC
on the iBCS part for %install there are several calls to
mknod, which can no made as a normal user.  building the
iBCS devices would be better done on a %post script or
telling the user to use MAKDEV.iBCS which is installed

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-28 15:41:59 UTC
If you do it in the %post, you can't verify the package correctly.
At some point, there might be a mechanism in RPM to allow for packaging
of special files in a different manner. Until then, we probably won't
fix this, or the dev package.

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