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Re: many packages FTBFS, if $TAPE is set

"Sergei Golovan" <sgolovan@nes.ru> writes:

> Erlang compiler reads $HOME/.erlang if it exists. It's contents may
> have impact on the package. If the compiler cannot read $HOME it
> reports an ugly error message (though it still works). But an
> additional tool which is used in wings3d crashes if it cannot read
> $HOME. So, setting HOME to something like $(CURDIR)/debian makes
> package buildable and consistent (it doesn't depend on $HOME/.erlang
> anymore).

> So, I think that at least for erlang-based packages it's better to
> redefine HOME environment varibles. Is there a better solution?

Doesn't the Erlang compiler support a command-line flag that suppresses
that behavior?  And if not, wouldn't that be useful to add?

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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