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

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 07:40:42AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
>> Of course the clean solution would be to signal to the tools not to look
>> and write into HOME, but it's hardly realistic to assume that all tools
>> used (an ever increasing and changing set) will always follow such a
>> rule.  Therefore the idea to change HOME to something in the build
>> directory.  Maybe just unsetting it might do as well.
> The default configuration on buildd is to set $HOME to a directory that
> does not exist...

Not on the alpha, mips and mipsel buildds that revealed our bug,

If the buildds consequently set HOME to a nonexistent directory, this
would solve this bug as well, but they don't currently.  That's why this
bug is open.

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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