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Bug 258102

Summary: net-misc/ossh abusing ${ROOT}
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Thilo Bangert (RETIRED) (RETIRED) <bangert>
Component: New packagesAssignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it <maintainer-needed>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on: 251057    
Bug Blocks: 258096    

Description Thilo Bangert (RETIRED) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-08 12:05:54 UTC
Some notes on ROOT:

* The idea behind ROOT is that one can build a system with ROOT=/somewhere and
then chroot into it or tar up /somewhere as a system image. It is not designed
to allow the user to run /somewhere/usr/bin/foo.

* ROOT can't be used correctly in src_*, since ROOT might be different when
merging a binary package. For example, a binary package might be built with
ROOT=/ and then installed onto a system using ROOT=/somewhere.

* ROOT isn't used for library dependencies. When building, libraries, headers
etc. on / have to be used. Cross-compiling etc is done by configuring the
toolchain correctly, not by hacking ebuilds in a way that breaks binary
Comment 1 Thilo Bangert (RETIRED) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-25 18:19:48 UTC
fixed by removal