[Fedora-packaging] Re: buildroot race condition

Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Tue Mar 13 08:13:05 UTC 2007

Till Maas <opensource at till.name> writes:

> an OpenSUSE packager made me aware of a race condition problem with a
> lot of fedora specs:
> http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-packaging/2007-02/msg00005.html

Was brought up already when $RPM_BUILD_ROOT was discussed....

> The solution is to make the following mandatory:
> %install
> rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT
> mkdir $RPM_BUILD_ROOT # this fails when $RPM_BUILD_ROOT already exists

Will work; another solution would be to use a secure %_tmpdir (which is
write and perhaps readable by the packager only). Packagers have to
setup %_topdir already so this should happen for %_tmpdir too.

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