Package: kernel-package Version: 8.040 Severity: normal I am filing this as a bug. also sprach martin f krafft <email@example.com> [2003.06.30.2217 +0200]: > > fakeroot make-kpkg --options > > How will that help. It is actually trying to create a file under > /usr/src while being called as a non-root user. fakeroot won't > magically allow that... > > But as others have suggested the same thing, I am going to give it > a whirl... I'd still be interested on why this would make it work... As I had suspected, the error persists. I thus argue that make-kpkg gives the user a false impression of what is possible. MODULE_LOC is included in the manpage, but nowhere is there a hint about having to be root when using make-kpkg to build module DEBs. I wouldn't mind having this fixed in make-kpkg, but if all I get is an amendment in the manpage, so it be... I get this during modules-image build as a normal user, having given --rootcmd fakeroot as well as having tried to simply invoke make-kpkg as a child of fakeroot: > > > cp: cannot create regular file > > > `/usr/src/modules/nvidia/debian/control': Permission denied > > > > Right: with the default setup, the user who runs make-kpkg needs write > > access to /usr/src/modules, or you need to run under sudo. > > what??? this must be a joke? /usr can be mounted read-only! Thanks, -- Please do not CC me when replying to lists; I read them! .''`. martin f. krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> : :' : proud Debian developer, admin, and user `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system Invalid PGP subkeys? Use subkeys.pgp.net as keyserver!
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