Bug 164441 - mock config allows changing basedir, but it's hardcoded
Summary: mock config allows changing basedir, but it's hardcoded
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Product: Fedora Hosted Projects
Classification: Retired
Component: mock   
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Clark Williams
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Reported: 2005-07-27 21:44 UTC by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-10 21:16:33 UTC
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Description Jeremy Katz 2005-07-27 21:44:36 UTC
basedir is hardcoded into mock-helper so that people can't mount /proc
whereever.  But you can change basedir in the config file.

We should either make it so changing it in the config file then lets things work
or remove the option

Comment 1 Andrew Ziem 2006-04-04 02:36:28 UTC
I worked around the problem using a symlink, but an interim solution would be to
produce a warning to minimize confusion.

Comment 2 Clark Williams 2006-08-10 21:16:33 UTC
I'll add a snippet of code to check that configs['basedir'] is still
/var/lib/mock in the 0.6 code base. We've looked at this repeatedly and there's
just no safe way to change mock-helper. So for now bind-mounts is still the only
safe way to change where /var/lib/mock points. 

Shouldn't be an issue for the 0.7 codebase and up, since we removed mock-helper
and the setuid launcher just runs python on /usr/bin/mock.py

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