PR ports/76915 fell through the cracks?

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Sat Jun 3 14:48:59 PDT 2006

On Sat, 2006-Jun-03 16:59:28 -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 03:49:42PM -0500, PauAmma wrote:
>> On Sat, 3 Jun 2006, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> >And potentially many other similar changes.  The full scope of the
>> >changes required to fully support a noexec /var is clearly enormous,
>> >which is one reason why I don't want to add partial support for this
>> >nonstandard and rarely-used configuration.
>Personally I don't think it is worth attempting to handle, as I
>mentioned previously.

Whilst I don't recall seeing anyone raise a problem with noexec /var
before, having a noexec /tmp (which is not that uncommon) regularly
causes grief.  I agree that it's probably impractical to work around
the problem.  Adding checks to installworld and pkg_delete so that
they bomb out with a clear error message ("/foo is mounted noexec.
You can't installworld/pkg_delete without an executable /foo") would
probably be a net win.

Peter Jeremy
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