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Re: mock 0.9 backport to F7/F8 -- Feb 1

On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 01:08:39PM +0200, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
> Clark Williams wrote:
> >Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
> >  
> >>On 01/05/2008 12:49 AM, Michael_E_Brown Dell com wrote:
> >>Hey all
> >>
> >>   Did I hit a bug here or am I doing something very stupid ? According
> >>to the paragraph above, I should either be allowed to build as user, or
> >>be asked for the root password. Helas....
> >>[wolfy wolfy ~]$ id wolfy
> >>uid=500(wolfy) gid=500(wolfy) groups=500(wolfy),497(mock)
> >>context=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t
> >>[wolfy wolfy ~]$ mock -r fedora-5-x86_64-epel
> >>/tmp/rpmlint/devel/rpmlint-0.82-3.fc9.src.rpm
> >>ERROR: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted
> >
> >Hmmm, looks like a bug to me. Please file a BZ against mock.
> >
> >Just to be sure I understand, this is from an F7 host? I wonder if there's 
> >a config
> >difference for the consolehelper stuff on F7?
> >
> >Clark
> >  
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=436270

Most likely cause of this problem is a bad PATH that has /usr/sbin/
before /usr/bin/, meaning that the consolehelper suid utility is *not*
run, but you end up running /usr/sbin/mock directly, which expects to
only ever be run with elevated privs.

Assuming this is the case, there are two possible fixes:

A) fix your path
B) run /usr/bin/mock directly

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