Bug#609228: libpadre-plugin-spellcheck-perl: Failing tests; Tries to create .padre directory for building user
gregoa at debian.org
Thu Jan 13 20:47:48 UTC 2011
On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:24:09 +0100, Salvatore Bonaccorso wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 07:40:19AM +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
> > I am still not convinced that this is a problem with the package or
> > a problem that should be solved per package.
I think writing to (an existing) $HOME is a bit weird at build time.
> > Home directories are a fundamental UNIX thing, similar to mktemp call.
Agreed, the question is what $HOME is set to, and "who" sets it.
> > I agree that a fix in the package is simple and quick, but I believe
> > this is better fixed globally, e.g. at sbuild level.
> Well the buildd do not have home for the building user, only the above
> mounts shown. One further reason apart the safety reasons, to have
> this way is to avoid that building user may use already present
> configuration influenting the build or testing (as an example). The
> solution you propose to have the buildd's set first a temporary home
> directory may work indeed, but has to be implemented there.
Having $HOME set during build by some of the involved tools would
indeed be more practical; be it sbuild or debhelper or even dpkg ...
(Until then I still support the idea of fixing our packages :))
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