Installation with Fedora 10
eli at orbsky.homelinux.org
Sat Dec 27 05:27:07 GMT 2008
Hope this gets to the right person.
There is a problem installing Mailscanner in Fedora 10. Fedora 10 uses
rpmmacro when to rebuild rpms. What this translates to is that a folder under
the user's home folder that tries to build an package will have that package
This was done in order to avoid some security problem when building packages.
(How building a package with root privileges is more dangerous than installing
a package with root privileges is beyond me.) As such, all packages are built
under ~/rpmbuild. The installation script can't find all the packages that are
built because it doesn't seem to look in the correct folder.
Since the Mailscannerinstallation script requires root privileges to install
the workaround would be to provide a soft link to "/usr/src/redhat"
So... issuing the command
mv /usr/src/redhat /usr/src/redhat.bak
just in case there are packages there that you want to keep and then
ln -s /root/rpmbuild /usr/src/redhat
would provide a temporary workaround until such time as the problem gets
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