[Etoys-notify] #8834 BLOC 8.2.1: removing /etc/olpc-security causes activity lanch failures

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Tue Oct 21 15:25:59 EDT 2008

#8834: removing /etc/olpc-security causes activity lanch failures
   Reporter:  erikg    |       Owner:  mstone       
       Type:  defect   |      Status:  reopened     
   Priority:  blocker  |   Milestone:  8.2.1        
  Component:  sugar    |     Version:  not specified
 Resolution:           |    Keywords:               
Next_action:  package  |    Verified:  0            
  Blockedby:           |    Blocking:               

Comment(by bert):

 Replying to [comment:17 mikus]:
 > Replying to [comment:14 bert]:
 > > A workaround is to specify "bin/activity-executable" as cmd line in
 the activity.info file. Tomeu is looking into a proper fix.
 > I'm wondering whether this workaround is applicable to all situations.
 Currently (e.g., 767), with security enabled, PATH only includes
 ${SUGAR_BUNDLE_PATH}/bin.  It does not appear to include the plain
 $SUGAR_BUNDLE_PATH.  I do not at this moment know whether, with security
 disabled, PATH does/does_not include the plain $SUGAR_BUNDLE_PATH (which
 would be needed for plain "bin/<whatever>" to work).

 The workaround has nothing to do with the search path, it avoids the
 (broken) search path problem. The bundle directory ($SUGAR_BUNDLE_PATH) is
 the current working directory. So "bin/some-executable" simply is a path
 relative to the current directory. No searching is necessary.

 The workaround would not work if $SUGAR_BUNDLE_PATH was not the current
 directory - see #6286.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8834#comment:18>
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