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Re: Packages relying on HOME when building



Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:

> Le lundi 26 octobre 2009 à 01:17 +0100, Norbert Preining a écrit : 
>> I would suggest on the contrary that HOME *will* be set by all scripts
>> to a newly created empty directory.
>
> Iâ??d 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.
>
> Such a dummy $HOME should be created by debian/rules only if needed.
>
> Cheers, 

I was under the impression that (default to /nonexistant and
debian/rules may set up their own HOME) was ging on for years now on
buildds.

Full ACK for documenting it like that but with an emphasis that things
should be made to not need HOME instead of providing on in the long term.

MfG
        Goswin


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