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Re: Packages relying on HOME when building

On Mon, Oct 26 2009, Sune Vuorela wrote:

> On 2009-10-26, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
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>> Le lundi 26 octobre 2009 =C3=A0 01:17 +0100, Norbert Preining a =C3=A9crit =
>>> I would suggest on the contrary that HOME *will* be set by all scripts
>>> to a newly created empty directory.
>> I=E2=80=99d rather suggest that it will be set to a non-existent directory.=
>>  If
>> possible, one that cannot be created with the permissions of the user
>> that builds it.
> That's what's done on most buildds. (the user has /nonexistant as home)

        Cool. So any package that tries to scribble in $HOME at build,
 or can't deal with a nonexistant $HOME, shall fail. And that is how it
 should be.

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