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Re: Add requirement for SYSTEMROOT to FAQ?

On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 10:20:53AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Oct  6 21:53, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Didn't we resolve that the need for SYSTEMROOT in the environment should
>> be in the FAQ at some point?
>> Joshua, could you add something about how SYSTEMROOT is required for proper
>> operation with winsock?
>That would be good.
>> Or, even better yet, Corinna could we force SYSTEMROOT to be used
>> somehow but masked if someone removes it from the environment?
>Hmm, usually applications which suffer from a missing SYSTEMROOT are
>spawned by a parent process which has explicitely created a new
>environment block for the child and then calls execvp.  So the new
>child is already missing SYSTEMROOT on process startup.  What about
>always adding SYSTEMROOT to the windows env created in build_env,
>if it's missing?

That's what I was thinking.  And then lying about its existence if
someone queries the environment via getenv and SYSTEMROOT is "not
supposed to be there".

What an amazingly lame requirement...


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