FAILURE xaccResolveFilePath test-resolve-file-path.c:81

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Sep 25 08:12:50 EDT 2006

Christian Stimming <stimming at> writes:

> Isn't this directly caused by the "sudo" part of "make check"? Because 
> obviously /home/umike/ and /root/ somehow get confused with each other here. 
> I changed the method of determining the home directory some months ago. 
> Before it was looked up by getenv("HOME"), but now the glib function 
> g_get_home_dir() will use /etc/passwd in higher precedence. The glib docs 
> even say "Note that in contrast to traditional Unix tools, this function 
> prefers passwd entries over the HOME environment variable."
> The switch from getenv() to g_get_home_dir() was necessary because on non-Unix 
> systems (i.e. Windows) we cannot rely on the env variable HOME for a useful, 
> user-specific home directory. Using the function offered by glib and having 
> glib take care of portability seemd like the easy solution to this.

Perhaps we should use something like:

  homedir = getenv("HOME")
  if (!homedir)
    homedir = g_get_home_dir();

> Christian


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