[Gtkradiant] Permission errors (2)

ailmanki ailmanki at gmail.com
Mon Sep 2 15:31:10 EDT 2013

Hi all,

Doesn't that piece of code simply create a file in the current working
directory? I think that is as intended?
If it is creating the file where q3map2 is located, well that would be bad.


On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 3:39 PM, Timothee Besset <ttimo at ttimo.net> wrote:

> Hey Bebo,
> GtkRadiant should have write permissions to the directory it is installed
> in. This is really the easiest way you are going to package GtkRadiant for
> a particular distribution.
> I believe that packaging systems should provide the operating environment
> that a piece of software requires, and not the other way around. I'm not
> sure these lines of code you are pointing to are actually a problem for
> what you are trying to do, that looks like BSP code to me. But I'm sure
> there are plenty of other places that would need to be changed if we were
> going to try and make radiant run from a readonly directory.
> The thing is, none of the developers seem very interested in helping with
> that effort. It would likely destabilize the codebase, introduce new bugs
> for no obvious advantage. We've already put significant effort in being
> able to provide a set of binaries that run on a variety of Linux systems,
> and can be distributed in a zip, without having to deal with distribution
> specific package requirements.
> I believe this strategy is a much better approach for GtkRadiant, and
> while I wouldn't actively prevent someone from doing distribution-specific
> packaging if they want to spend their energy doing so, it seems like the
> other developers active on the project generally agree with me.
> Cheers,
> TTimo
> On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 5:11 AM, bebo_sudo <bebo.sudo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all folks,
>> I still am going to write about packaging gtkradiant for fedora.
>> Referring to the last mail I sent at the ML about the permission errors
>> [1], I searched in github the relative code [2] and I think the "bug" is
>> around the 71th line of this [3] or this [4] file (which are equal?):
>> ...
>>         /* write it */
>>         Sys_Printf( "Writing %s\n", filename );
>>         Sys_FPrintf( SYS_VRB, "(%d bytes)\n", bspEntDataSize );
>>         file = fopen( filename, "w" );
>>         if ( file == NULL ) {
>>                 Error( "Unable to open %s for writing", filename );
>>         }
>> I'm not a C programmer and do not know how difficult it would be to
>> create a shortcut (a symlink, or something else) to the user home instead
>> of writing in the containing folder, but if there's someone who's able to
>> solve this issue I would appreciate it very much.
>> Thanks anyway,
>> bebo
>> [1]: http://icculus.org/pipermail/**gtkradiant/2013-February/**
>> 011841.html<http://icculus.org/pipermail/gtkradiant/2013-February/011841.html>
>> [2]: https://github.com/TTimo/**GtkRadiant/search?q=+unable+**
>> open+writing&type=Code<https://github.com/TTimo/GtkRadiant/search?q=+unable+open+writing&type=Code>
>> [3]: tools/quake3/q3map2/**exportents.c
>> [4]: tools/urt/tools/quake3/q3map2/**exportents.c
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