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Re: [suse-security] SuSE Security Announcement: openssh (SuSE-SA:2001:045) (re-released SuSE-SA:2001:044)
  • From: v.kuhlmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 11:26:52 +1300 (NZDT)
  • Message-id: <200112092226.LAA13439@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > DANGER:
> > as far as i can remeber rpm -ba (build all) might also do an install
> > on newer rpms the installation might be not in root but if it is
> > the old ssh is overwritten.
>
> Wow, and they say most drugs don't affect the memory. Unless you have an
> extremely non standard version of RPM (hint: you do not) rpm -ba builds
> source and nbinary rpm's, which are simply dropped into /usr/src/suse/RPMS/
> whatever. You have to install them yourself.

Careful Kurt, that's not correct. Depending on how the spec file is
written, a full install is executed. Not doing this full install can
make building the binary rpm rather difficult at times. Of course, not
running rpm -ba as root is always a very good idea.

Volker

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