Subject: Re: nbmake size and path issue
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: James Chacon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/26/2001 15:01:35
You run with
1. Asking for security problems galore. If you honestly beleive having .
anywhere in your path is somehow not a security problem.....
2. Impossible for the build stuff to accurately deal with.
I guess just adding a note to BUILDING which states that we presume a sane
path with all the system dirs are before any uses of . and that . in the path
is never recommended anyways.
>>> 2) compiling with '.' or '::' in your path will cause the host tools
>>> (toolchain) to fail, since the host gcc invokes the cross-gas in
>>> the object directory as the host assembler.
>> Only if it's at the front of your path or before your system dirs
>> (ala /usr/bin, /bin, etc). That's gonna break much much more than
>> just your toolchain build long run.
>Like what? I have a machine or two on which I run that way routinely,
>and haven't noticed any particular breakage. (To be sure, I reset my
>path before doing any in-tree builds, but when I forget it usually runs
>fine until it trips over <md5.h>, which is to be expected.)
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