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Re: Suppressing native compilation (short and long term)

From: David Bremner
Subject: Re: Suppressing native compilation (short and long term)
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2022 14:32:51 -0300

David Bremner <david@tethera.net> writes:

> Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>> David Bremner [2022-09-30 10:13:56] wrote:
>>> I think just turning off native compilation when HOME is not writeable
>>> would be sensible from a Debian point of view. Emacs did not previously
>> That's not the problem: the problem is when $HOME is writable but doesn't
>> belong to the user (e.g. because the user is root): then Emacs ends up
>> writing files (and creating directories) which then end up being
>> "unwritable" by the owner of $HOME.
> That is _also_ a problem, but not the one causing many Debian packages
> to fail to build from source.

Sorry, that came off snappier than intended. You are of course correct
that the issue you report is a real problem for users, I've just been up
to my elbows for the last week or so dealing with the fallout of the
problem I described.


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