On Wed, 31 Mar 2010, Mike McLean wrote:
On 03/31/2010 05:12 AM, Paul Howarth wrote:
> The /var/lib/mock/dist-foo-build-18-13 directory may be a hangover from
> when things were broken previously. It shouldn't be owned by user
> I'd do an "ls -l /var/lib/mock" and move any directories owned by user
> "torrent" somewhere else, then try again. If everything then works OK,
> delete the moved directories (mock should re-create these directories as
For a number of chroot operations (e.g. building), mock uses an
unprivileged user it creates in the chroot. By default, the uid/gid for
this unprivileged user is chosen based on the user running mock (it
looks at env data from sudo/consolehelper to determine the real user).
So, the builddir in the chroot is going to be owned by that unprivileged
user. If you run mock as a /different/ user later and attempt to reuse
the same buildroot, then you will get the errors like the ones you are
Short answer: different mock users cannot share chroots.
Easy fix: run mock clean to clear the old junk out of the buildroot.