[packagekit] searching for helpers

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 23:49:51 PST 2008

On Sun, 2008-01-13 at 22:00 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> I notice that packagekitd looks for helper scripts in ../backends/ before the
> standard absolute location /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/.

Yup, for running locally.

> Sure this is to support uninstalled operation, but I wonder if it is a good idea
> to leave in the installed binary. I know we removed such pwd-relative features
> from the beagle and tomboy wrappers in Fedora, and those are not even run
> as root...

Probably a good idea. I think we should add some sort of ifdef and a
configure --enable-local-backends.

> Out of interest, what pwd is packagekitd run in ?

/sbin I believe.


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