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Bug #12362

Don't rely on TMP environment variables during installation

Added by Josh Cooper over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:02/01/2012
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Josh Cooper% Done:


Target version:1.6.6
Keywords: Affected Facter version:1.6.5

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Facter’s install.rb script currently uses ENV[‘TMP’], ENV[‘TEMP’], /tmp, etc as the temp directory search path, using the first one that exists. It then creates temp files using predictable file names within the directory, which are copied into ruby’s bin directory, and .bat files on Windows.

This isn’t secure as the files are predictable. Also in non-interactive shells, TMP and TEMP are often not defined, for example when installing facter during an acceptance test run. As a result, facter falls back to /tmp, but that doesn’t work when installing on Windows agents (during an acceptance test).

Since we’re in ruby, we should just use Tempfile


#1 Updated by Josh Cooper over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to In Topic Branch Pending Review
  • Branch set to

#2 Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from In Topic Branch Pending Review to Merged - Pending Release
  • Target version changed from 144 to 1.6.6

#3 Updated by Matthaus Owens over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Merged - Pending Release to Closed

released in facter 1.6.6rc1

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