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Bug#591592: Not reproducible in a debootstrap chroot, but…

retitle 591592 xkbseldb fails (in postinst) if $HOME is not set.

Le Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 09:41:44PM -0400, Lucas Nussbaum a écrit :
> beothuk:/root# unset HOME
> beothuk:/root# xkbseldb -R
> HOME variable not set
> Segmentation fault

Thanks Lucas.

I am not sure what xkbseldb does with $HOME when invoked by root…

Possible ways to solve that bug are :

 - Run xkbseldb -R only if $HOME is set, and document this in a README file.
 - Set $HOME to /root in the postinst script: it is not a problem if it is not available. 
 - Patch xkbseldb itself (not by me, I am not a C programmer).
 - Remove the package if it does not work with Squeeze's Xorg (see #564805).

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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