installing source rpm packages (.src.rpm) via yum and yumex?

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Wed Feb 6 23:25:11 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-06 at 18:02 -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> And, for what's probably the zillionth time on this list, it is never
> desirable to install or build source rpms as root.  Instead, install
> and build as a normal user.  You can use the handy rpmdev-setuptree
> script from the rpmdevtools package to create the directory structure
> and config file needed for this.  See the draft building packages
> guide for more info:

1.Just to be sure, why is this superior to building the rpm as root?
Is it because the compiling this way cannot destroy your system?

2. But you still need to install the binary rpm as root don't you?
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