Bug#391246: general: Buildds should consider changing $HOME
Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> 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.
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)