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Re: Bad configure check


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Bad configure check
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 16:35:56 +0200
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Colin Walters <address@hidden> writes:

|> On Thu, 2002-04-25 at 10:19, Andreas Schwab wrote:
|> > This configure check is bad:
|> 
|> I don't see why.
|> 
|> [...]
|> 
|> > The ability to do chown depends on the environment, this cannot be checked
|> > at configure time.  The user who runs configure is usually different to
|> > the user who runs Emacs.  The test must be performed at runtime.
|> 
|> The test is performed to see if we can install `update-game-score' as
|> setuid to a specific game user. If we can't, then we don't make it
|> setuid, and just default to putting game scores in each users' home
|> directory.

Ok, I have misunderstood the purpose of this configure check.  But then,
it is still wrong, because the user that runs configure can still be (and
often is) different to the user that runs "make install".  This check
should be done at install time.

Andreas.

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