Re: make-kpkg: permission denied making modules_image
On Sun, 29 Jun 2003 17:13:41 -0500
David <email@example.com> wrote:
> I noticed one oddity myself.. I've just been working with make-kpkg, and
> noticed in the output, that when it tried to delete (I think) and
> re-install the debian directory, that if I used --rootcmd fakeroot, it
> reported that it couldn't, but if I used "fakeroot make-kpkg..." that all
> went well.. Perhaps the --rootcmd doesn't work as expected?
I think you unwittingly mentioned the key -- "as expected".
When you specify --rootcmd on the make-kpkg command line, make-kpkg calls
fakeroot (or whatever) at certain points in the script.
When you do "fakeroot make-kpkg ..." make-kpkg itself runs under fakeroot,
so a root environment is provided whenever necessary, instead of "as
expected" by make-kpkg's author.