[Distutils] real vs effective user id
alet at librelogiciel.com
Mon Jun 11 19:12:15 CEST 2007
I've got an application which runs as root
This application calls seteuid to execute part of its code as a lower
priviledged user temporarily.
after the seteuid call, the MySQLdb module is imported, which was installed
with setuptools 0.6c6.
then setuptools tries to play with root's .python-eggs directory instead
of ~effective_user/.python-eggs/, because of the way os.path.expanduser()
works (line 1039 in pkg_resource.py)
is this a bug in setuptools, in Python, or more probably in my own
shouldn't Python's os.path.expanduser() call use the effective user id
instead of the real one ?
thanks in advance for any hint.
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