Bug 28647 - Add RPMPOPTFILE and RPMPOPTDIR envvar
Summary: Add RPMPOPTFILE and RPMPOPTDIR envvar
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-21 18:15 UTC by Joe Orton
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-21 18:16:38 UTC
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popt env. var patch (1.22 KB, patch)
2001-02-21 18:16 UTC, Joe Orton
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Description Joe Orton 2001-02-21 18:15:59 UTC
This patch adds support for the RPMPOPTFILE and RPMPOPTDIR
environment variables to set default locations for popt.

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2001-02-21 18:16:31 UTC
Created attachment 10682 [details]
popt env. var patch

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-02-21 19:46:48 UTC
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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