[hobbit] hobbit 4.1.1 - client ownership question

Peter Welter peter.welter at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 04:43:23 CEST 2005

Great Henrik!

Thank you very much! For both a GREAT product Hobbit _and_ one of the
fastest and to the point support I've ever seen!



2005/8/16, Henrik Stoerner <henrik at hswn.dk>:
> Hi Peter,
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2005 at 09:41:35PM +0200, Peter Welter wrote:
> > I just installed on a Linux (sles9) testbox using the 'rpm
> > -rebuild'-option on Hobbit 4.1.1 from a src-distro. I don't know if I
> > should perform this option as root or as user hobbit?  I tried both
> > and finally decided to only use the root-made-version.
> It shouldn't matter what userid builds the rpm-package. I cannot
> recall if the 4.1.1 source-rpm did some stuff during the build that
> requires root-privs.
> The general recommendation for building rpm-packages is to do the
> build as a normal userid.
> > Is there a better way using the already available config-file in the
> > src-distro where you can change the ownership of the apache run-user
> > from apache to wwwrun (sles9)?
> Yes. Install the source rpm with "rpm -i hobbit*.src.rpm", then edit
> the file /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/hobbit.spec. In that file there is a
> "%setup" section which does the Hobbit build configuration - you can
> change the HTTPDGID setting from "apache" to "wwwrun", or whatever
> other group-id is being used.
> Then to build the package, run "rpmbuild -ba
> /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/hobbit.spec".
> > Anyway, the ownership of the client-directory tmp (~hobbit/client/tmp)
> > is default root:root which makes it impossible for the client to write
> > the needed data. Changing to hobbit:hobbit makes the client run
> > smoothly.
> The .rpm (and .deb) package build has been overhauled these past few
> days, so it should hopefully be a lot better now.
> > But what is the way to install the client on several hosts?
> A separate client-package without all of the server stuff will
> be available from the next version. For now, you can just copy the
> full /usr/lib/hobbit/client/ directory over to the other hosts.
> Regards,
> Henrik
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