[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

OpenCDK, temporary files and $TMPDIR

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: OpenCDK, temporary files and $TMPDIR
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 23:19:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)


When building and testing GnuTLS on NixOS ( in a
chroot, `tests/openpgp/keyring.c' fails.  More precisely
`gnutls_openpgp_keyring_import ()' returns `GNUTLS_E_FILE_ERROR'.

The reason is that the chroot doesn't have a writable `/tmp', and
`cdk_stream_tmp_from_mem ()' (called from `cdk_keydb_new_from_mem ()')
tries to create a file with `tmpfile ()', which does not honor $TMPDIR
($TMPDIR is set to a writable temporary directory in the NixOS chroot).

Two remarks:

  1. Why the hell does it have to create a file when all it does is
     decode a keyring from memory?  :-)

  2. Too bad $TMPDIR is not honored.  This can surely be fixed using
     `getenv' and Gnulib's `tempname' module.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]