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Re: stable coreutils-8.1 today, fingers crossed

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: stable coreutils-8.1 today, fingers crossed
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:52:48 +0000
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Jim Meyering wrote:
>>From ce9ff50623ad010fb52c3a4bf18a232eb875137c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:13:22 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] tests: avoid spurious failures due to insecure directory in 
> These tests perform no PATH search, and used to simply delete PATH from
> the environment.  However, that is not portable, as seen on Cygwin,
> where cygwin.dll must be resolvable via PATH when starting a sub-shell.
> With commit 0cc04241, we took the alternate approach of untaining the


Off the top of my head the following might point
out dodgy $PATH entries to the reporters:

echo $PATH | tr : '\n' | sed -n '/^\//!p'
find -H $(
   echo $PATH | tr : '\n' | xargs -n1 readlink -f
   echo $PATH | tr : '\n'
  ) |
  sed -n ':s; p; s#/\{0,\}[^/]\{1,\}$##; /./b s' |
  sort -u
 ) -maxdepth 0 -perm -o=w

Hmm, as we're adding /abs/path/to/coreutils/src to the start
of the $PATH, then I'm guessing that this issue is caused
by running from /tmp which is often o+w
Maybe we need to just remove the coreutils/src from
the $PATH for these tests?


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