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Re: Add requirement for SYSTEMROOT to FAQ?

On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 01:21:48PM -0500, David A. Rogers wrote:
> >On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> On Oct  7 10:52, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> No, I didn't.

True enough.  Snipped incorrectly.

> >> Why is that a requirement anyway?  Why is it necessary to hide
> >> $SYSTEMROOT?  I don't see a reason for that?
> >
> >apache strips it out before launching cgi programs.  cgi programs that
> >need to access a socket can't because they don't have a $SYSTEMROOT
> >variable.
> Corinna and I were having a technical discussion.  We both understand
> the requirements.  We were discussing the best way to implement things.

Corrina asked why it was necessary to hide SYSTEMROOT.  I read that as "What
is the reason for hiding SYSTEMROOT?"

In any case, I don't think an attempt to be helpful warrents a snippy


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