[Mageia-dev] failure to install a src.rpm in a user build directory

Dan Fandrich dan at coneharvesters.com
Thu Dec 6 09:58:12 CET 2012

On Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 11:50:05PM +0100, sardine wrote:
> I've installed cauldron in a vmware vm, and wanting to rebuild a rpm as a user in my /home I've setup the build environment as usual (I've done that a lot of times in the past and even a few weeks ago). For me everything is OK but a src.rpm install gives this output :
> [jerome at localhost Téléchargements]$ LC_ALL=C rpm -i getmail-4.35.0-1.mga3.src.rpm
> error: failed to create directory %{_topdir}: / /home/jerome/rpm: Permission denied
> error: getmail-4.35.0-1.mga3.src.rpm cannot be installed

That message implies that it's trying to create a directory called "/
/home/jerome/rpm" i.e. with a space, for which a Permission denied error
would be expected. It looks to me like there's a configuration
problem somewhere.

>>> Dan

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