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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #57641] pkg install fails for noexec /tmp

From: Daniel Kraft
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #57641] pkg install fails for noexec /tmp
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:15:18 -0500 (EST)
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                 Summary: pkg install fails for noexec /tmp
                 Project: GNU Octave
            Submitted by: domob
            Submitted on: Mon 20 Jan 2020 12:15:16 PM CET
                Category: Octave Function
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: Feature Request
                  Status: None
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: 
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 5.1.0
        Operating System: GNU/Linux



If /tmp is mounted noexec (which some people recommend as a security
practice), then installing a package with "pkg install" fails.  The reason is
that the installation procedure (in particular, configure_make.m) unpacks the
package archive into /tmp and then tries to run "./configure".

This issue can easily be fixed by explicitly running the script with a shell
(i.e. using "sh ./configure").  However, this still won't let me install the
package successfully, because then configure itself complains that it can't
run the generated C++ test program (error: cannot run C++ compiled programs).

So I'm not sure how feasible it is to fix this (but it seems like a minor bug
/ feature request anyway).


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