Bug 28647 - Add RPMPOPTFILE and RPMPOPTDIR envvar
Add RPMPOPTFILE and RPMPOPTDIR envvar
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
7.0
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-21 13:15 EST by Joe Orton
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-21 13:16:38 EST
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popt env. var patch (1.22 KB, patch)
2001-02-21 13:16 EST, Joe Orton
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Description Joe Orton 2001-02-21 13:15:59 EST
This patch adds support for the RPMPOPTFILE and RPMPOPTDIR
environment variables to set default locations for popt.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2001-02-21 13:16:31 EST
Created attachment 10682 [details]
popt env. var patch
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-02-21 14:46:48 EST
Using the environment to locate config files, particularly for popt, is
dangerous, as popt
config can too easily be used to remap executables and command line options onto
trojan horses for example.

The underlying idea(s)/need(s) are sound, so I'm gonna mark DEFERRED, I just
don't believe
that the envirornment is necessarily the best implementation.

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