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Bug 258116

Summary: www-misc/zoneminder abusing ${ROOT}
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Thilo Bangert (RETIRED) (RETIRED) <bangert>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Thomas Anderson (tanderson) (RETIRED) <tanderson>
Severity: QA    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 258096    

Description Thilo Bangert (RETIRED) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-08 12:56:30 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #258115 +++

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #258114 +++

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

See also the discussion on bug #167285 for more info.
Comment 1 Thomas Anderson (tanderson) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-08 14:12:05 UTC
Fixed, thanks for the heads up.