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Bug 258111 - media-tv/wis-go7007 abusing ${ROOT}
Summary: media-tv/wis-go7007 abusing ${ROOT}
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Television related Applications in Gentoo's Portage
Depends on:
Blocks: 258096
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Reported: 2009-02-08 12:36 UTC by Thilo Bangert (RETIRED) (RETIRED)
Modified: 2012-04-29 12:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

fix typo (wis-go7007-typo.diff,373 bytes, text/plain)
2011-09-22 19:00 UTC, Sławomir Nizio

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Description Thilo Bangert (RETIRED) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-08 12:36:19 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

See also the discussion on bug #167285 for more info.
Comment 1 Sławomir Nizio 2011-09-22 18:39:29 UTC
This seems to be fixed now.
Comment 2 Sławomir Nizio 2011-09-22 19:00:35 UTC
Created attachment 287435 [details]
fix typo

There's a typo (insinto"blah....", so space).
It's quick to fix and somewhat related to this bug so I'll post it here.
Comment 3 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2012-04-29 12:52:50 UTC
+  29 Apr 2012; Pacho Ramos <> wis-go7007-0.9.8-r3.ebuild:
+  Fix typo, bug #258111#c2.