Description of problem:
The perl-homedir rpm installs /etc/profile.d/perl-homedir.sh . Even when setting the variable PERL_HOMEDIR to 0 in /etc/sysconfig/perl-homedir or in $HOME/.perl-homedir, the perl5/ directory would still be created for all the users of the system (root ? postgres ?)
Looking at the script, it contains the line:
alias perlll="eval `perl -Mlocal::lib`"
and I believe this will execute `perl -Mlocal::lib` for all users unconditionally. Commenting out this line prevents the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the rpm ("yum install perl-homedir")
2. Configure the package not to create local directories ("echo PERL_HOMEDIR=0 > /etc/sysconfig/perl-homedir")
2. su to root ("su - root")
3. notice that /root/perl5 has been created
$HOME/perl5 is always created
$HOME/perl5 should be created only when it is wanted
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Fixed by using single quotes in the profile.d scripts:
alias perlll='eval `perl -Mlocal::lib`'
perl-local-lib-1.008004-4.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
perl-local-lib-1.008004-4.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
perl-local-lib-1.006007-3.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing perl-local-lib-1.006007-3.el6'
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perl-local-lib-1.008004-4.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
perl-local-lib-1.008004-4.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
perl-local-lib-1.006007-3.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.