On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 20:45 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote: > On Wednesday 08 November 2006 17:54, Paul Howarth wrote: > > Anne Wilson wrote: > > > OK - last hurdle, I hope: > > > > > > *** The "rpmbuild" program is not in your PATH! > > > > > > This is root, of course. I've found > > > > > > usr/lib/librpmbuild-4.4.so > > > > > > so how do I append it to root's path? I'm sure I should know this, but > > > I just can't remember. > > > > Um, what are you trying to do now? You don't need rpmbuild to build a > > kernel module. Have you moved on to something else now> > > > No, still the same install of webcam drivers, but I was using checkinstall so > that it would be handled by the yum database. > > > Don't build RPMs as root anyway. You'll need the rpm-build package and > > then you can build them as a regular user. > > http://www.city-fan.org/tips/CreateRPMBuildEnvironment > > > I'll look at that tomorrow. I just hope this is worth it. I do wonder > whether I want to get the webcam going enough to spend much more time on it. > > I appreciate your help, though It's not worth looking at if you're using checkinstall; that needs to "see" you do a regular install and then mimics it in the rpm spec. You'll need to be root to do that, which isn't the case for regular hand-written rpm specs. Paul.