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Re: Bug#391246: general: Buildds should consider changing $HOME

On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 07:55:54AM +0200, Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> wrote:
> Yes, that's the ideal solution.  In the real world, my suggestion may
> improve the situation faster.
> Just got an other idea, slower too, but makes the "ideal solution" more
> realistic:  Someone writes a tool analogous to piuparts, but not for
> install/upgrade, but for package building.  This tool would check
> whether any tool used in the build process does nasty things, like
> accessing $HOME, communicating over the network, assuming existence of
> particular files in /sys or /proc, and the like.

Something similar should be done with package installations... I hate
that my /root is cluttered with .gconf, .anthy, .gnome, .gnupg, .qt ...
while I never run that kind of software as root...


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