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From: Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Tracking down a bug in portage
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 20:27:20
Message-Id: 20021215203256.GD6634@time
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Tracking down a bug in portage by Teo
1 Teo wrote:[Sun Dec 08 2002, 08:53:38AM EST]
2 > I'm trying to find out why the sandbox feature in portage makes it
3 > crash in my system after a recent world update. I found out that
4 > mplayer also crashes if run as root because he "Can't find HOME
5 > directory". After a little dig-dug in the source I discovered that
6 > getenv("HOME") returns NULL, even though the command "set" displays
7 > "HOME=/root". Besides, if launched as "HOME=/root mplayer", the
8 > program runs fine. However, so do "ls ~" and "echo $HOME".
9 >
10 > Does anyone know where does this discrepancy come from?
12 The "set" command shows you the current set of internal bash variables.
13 It doesn't necessarily reflect what will be passed to a child process's
14 environment. To get that list use the "export" command.
16 When you run "HOME=/root mplayer" you are adding the HOME variable to
17 mplayer's environment.
19 Normally I think HOME is automatically exported. What shell are you
20 using?
22 Aron


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Tracking down a bug in portage Teo <icemaze@××××××××××.it>