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#898 duplicate discuss doesn't support building shared libraries mitchb

Reported by mitchb, 12 years ago.

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srsly? We should embrace the 90's or something. Anyway, in as much as we want to be an upstream, only being able to build static libs conflicts with some other distros' philosophies.

#908 duplicate accept hostnames instead of IP address in installer geofft

Reported by geofft, 11 years ago.

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I kind of want to be able to enter e.g. "yaz-pistachio" or "w20-575-10" or whatever in the installer instead of needing to go to another machine to look up the IP. The installer should resolve against MIT's DNS servers.

#920 duplicate Prevent users from doing stupid things with PATH jdreed

Reported by jdreed, 11 years ago.

Description

There's a bad snippet of code (that appears to be from 6.170) going around that encourages users to do this:

setenv PATH .:${JAVA_HOME}

And of course all the login scripts fail and they can't log in (because gnome-session isn't in PATH). After .environment and .cshrc.mine (or their bash equivalents) are sourced in the Athena dotfiles, we should sanity-check path and make sure /bin and /usr/bin are in there. At that point, we have two options:

  • append them to $PATH (frankly, I can't think of a legitimate reason to have /usr/bin and /bin not present in your PATH at all -- I can think of reasons for them to be at the end, but not absent)
  • Popup a zenity dialog telling the user that they're Wrong(tm) and pointing them at a Hermes article.
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