[Fontconfig] What to do with $HOME is unset

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Tue Oct 3 00:28:23 PDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 00:34 -0500, Albert Chin wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 11:09:50AM +0100, Keith Packard wrote:
> > I'm wondering if we shouldn't use a /tmp scheme as a part of the cache
> > directory path. Would this make sense, and if so, how would we structure
> > the names? 
> I'd suggest a /tmp/.fc-cache/[whatever]. On systems with _lots_ of
> logged in users, this wouldn't flood /tmp with an entry for every
> user.

that generates issues with symlink attacks as we discovered
with /tmp/.X11-unix; without some caution; before we do this, I'd like a
reasonably detailed description of how these files and directories could
be built safely.

keith.packard at intel.com
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