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From: "Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò" <flameeyes@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 47: Creating 'safe' environment variables
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 00:46:11
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 47: Creating 'safe' environment variables by Alec Warner
1 On Friday 10 February 2006 01:26, Alec Warner wrote:
2 > Assuming the CHOST variable is 'safe' is not a good thing, users can
3 > over-ride this variable.  Can you specify some behavior when it's set to
4 > something bogus ( invalid form ) or something thats not in the mapping?
5 Changing CHOST variable in something invalid for the current system is likely
6 to kill everything that depends on CHOST and that currently means most of
7 toolchain-funcs eclass, all the stuff depending on autotools (just a few
8 packages, eh?) and every CHOST-based check.
10 Users can change CHOST, but if they do in the wrong way, they can do way more
11 damage than just this.
13 --
14 Diego "Flameeyes" Pettenò -
15 Gentoo/ALT lead, Gentoo/FreeBSD, Video, AMD64, Sound, PAM, KDE