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ExtUtils::CBuilder creates temp files in CWD not temp dir. #15697

p5pRT opened this issue Nov 3, 2016 · 3 comments

ExtUtils::CBuilder creates temp files in CWD not temp dir. #15697

p5pRT opened this issue Nov 3, 2016 · 3 comments


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p5pRT commented Nov 3, 2016

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p5pRT commented Nov 3, 2016


This is a bug report for perl from root@​,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.40 running under perl 5.22.1.

ExtUtils​::CBuilder creates temp files in CWD, because no directory is specified - This causes a problem in our application.

This change should make it behave properly and create files in the platform correct temporary location.

# diff /tmp/ /usr/share/perl/5.22/ExtUtils/CBuilder/
< my ( $FH, $tmpfile ) = tempfile( "compilet-XXXXX", SUFFIX => $suffix );

my ( $FH, $tmpfile ) = tempfile( "compilet-XXXXX", SUFFIX => $suffix , DIR => File​::Spec->tmpdir());


Site configuration information for perl 5.22.1​:

Configured by Debian Project at Sun Mar 13 11​:54​:18 UTC 2016.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 22 subversion 1) configuration​:

  osname=linux, osvers=3.16.0, archname=x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
  uname='linux localhost 3.16.0 #1 smp debian 3.16.0 x86_64 gnulinux '
  config_args='-Dusethreads -Duselargefiles -Dcc=x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc -Dcpp=x86_64-linux-gnu-cpp -Dld=x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc -Dccflags=-DDEBIAN -Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -g -O2 -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Dldflags= -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -Dlddlflags=-shared -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC -Darchname=x86_64-linux-gnu -Dprefix=/usr -Dprivlib=/usr/share/perl/5.22 -Darchlib=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.22 -Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dvendorlib=/usr/share/perl5 -Dvendorarch=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.22 -Dsiteprefix=/usr/local -Dsitelib=/usr/local/share/perl/5.22.1 -Dsitearch=/usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.22.1 -Dman1dir=/usr/share/man/man1 -Dman3dir=/usr/share/man/man3 -Dsiteman1dir=/usr/local/man/man1 -Dsiteman3dir=/usr/local/man/man3 -Duse64bitint -Dman1ext=1 -Dman3ext=3perl -Dpager=/usr/bin/sensible-pager -Uafs -Ud_csh -Ud_ualarm -Uusesfio -Uusenm -Ui_libutil -Uversiononly -DDEBUGGING=-g -Doptimize=-O2 -dEs -Duseshrplib'
  hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
  useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
  use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=undef
  usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  cc='x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fwrapv -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
  optimize='-O2 -g',
  cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fwrapv -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include'
  ccversion='', gccversion='5.3.1 20160311', gccosandvers=''
  intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678, doublekind=3
  d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16, longdblkind=3
  ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
  alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries​:
  ld='x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc', ldflags =' -fstack-protector-strong -L/usr/local/lib'
  libpth=/usr/local/lib /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/5/include-fixed /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /lib/../lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib/../lib /lib
  libs=-lgdbm -lgdbm_compat -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
  perllibs=-ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt, so=so, useshrplib=true,
  Dynamic Linking​:
  dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
  cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib -fstack-protector-strong'

Locally applied patches​:
  DEBPKG​:debian/cpan_definstalldirs - Provide a sensible INSTALLDIRS default for modules installed from CPAN.
  DEBPKG​:debian/db_file_ver - http​:// Remove overly restrictive DB_File version check.
  DEBPKG​:debian/doc_info - Replace generic man(1) instructions with Debian-specific information.
  DEBPKG​:debian/enc2xs_inc - http​:// Tweak enc2xs to follow symlinks and ignore missing @​INC directories.
  DEBPKG​:debian/errno_ver - http​:// Remove Errno version check due to upgrade problems with long-running processes.
  DEBPKG​:debian/libperl_embed_doc - http​:// Note that libperl-dev package is required for embedded linking
  DEBPKG​:fixes/respect_umask - Respect umask during installation
  DEBPKG​:debian/writable_site_dirs - Set umask approproately for site install directories
  DEBPKG​:debian/extutils_set_libperl_path - EU​:MM​: set location of libperl.a under /usr/lib
  DEBPKG​:debian/no_packlist_perllocal - Don't install .packlist or perllocal.pod for perl or vendor
  DEBPKG​:debian/fakeroot - Postpone LD_LIBRARY_PATH evaluation to the binary targets.
  DEBPKG​:debian/instmodsh_doc - Debian policy doesn't install .packlist files for core or vendor.
  DEBPKG​:debian/ld_run_path - Remove standard libs from LD_RUN_PATH as per Debian policy.
  DEBPKG​:debian/libnet_config_path - Set location of libnet.cfg to /etc/perl/Net as /usr may not be writable.
  DEBPKG​:debian/mod_paths - Tweak @​INC ordering for Debian
  DEBPKG​:debian/prune_libs - http​:// Prune the list of libraries wanted to what we actually need.
  DEBPKG​:fixes/net_smtp_docs - [ #36038] http​:// Document the Net​::SMTP 'Port' option
  DEBPKG​:debian/perlivp - http​:// Make perlivp skip include directories in /usr/local
  DEBPKG​:debian/deprecate-with-apt - http​:// Point users to Debian packages of deprecated core modules
  DEBPKG​:debian/squelch-locale-warnings - http​:// Squelch locale warnings in Debian package maintainer scripts
  DEBPKG​:debian/skip-upstream-git-tests - Skip tests specific to the upstream Git repository
  DEBPKG​:debian/patchlevel - http​:// List packaged patches for 5.22.1-9 in patchlevel.h
  DEBPKG​:debian/skip-kfreebsd-crash - http​:// [perl #96272] Skip a crashing test case in t/op/threads.t on GNU/kFreeBSD
  DEBPKG​:fixes/document_makemaker_ccflags - http​:// [ #68613] Document that CCFLAGS should include $Config{ccflags}
  DEBPKG​:debian/find_html2text - http​:// Configure CPAN​::Distribution with correct name of html2text
  DEBPKG​:debian/perl5db-x-terminal-emulator.patch - http​:// Invoke x-terminal-emulator rather than xterm in
  DEBPKG​:debian/cpan-missing-site-dirs - http​:// Fix CPAN​::FirstTime defaults with nonexisting site dirs if a parent is writable
  DEBPKG​:fixes/memoize_storable_nstore - [ #77790] http​:// Memoize​::Storable​: respect 'nstore' option not respected
  DEBPKG​:debian/regen-skip - Skip a regeneration check in unrelated git repositories
  DEBPKG​:debian/makemaker-pasthru - http​:// Pass LD settings through to subdirectories
  DEBPKG​:fixes/pod_man_reproducible_date - http​:// Support POD_MAN_DATE in Pod​::Man for the left-hand footer
  DEBPKG​:debian/locale-robustness - http​:// [perl #124310] Make t/run/locale.t survive missing locales masked by LC_ALL
  DEBPKG​:fixes/podman-utc - http​:// Make the embedded date from Pod​::Man reproducible
  DEBPKG​:fixes/podman-utc-docs - http​:// Documentation and test suite updates for UTC fix
  DEBPKG​:fixes/podman-empty-date - http​:// Support an empty POD_MAN_DATE environment variable
  DEBPKG​:fixes/podman-pipe - http​:// Better errors for man pages from standard input
  DEBPKG​:debian/pod2man-customized - Update porting/customized.dat for pod2man modifications
  DEBPKG​:debian/makemaker-manext - http​:// Make EU​::MakeMaker honour MANnEXT settings in generated manpage headers
  DEBPKG​:debian/makemaker_customized - Update t/porting/customized.dat for files patched in Debian
  DEBPKG​:debian/do-not-record-build-date - [6baa8db] http​:// [perl #125830] Allow overriding the compile time in "perl -V" output
  DEBPKG​:fixes/podman-source-date-epoch - http​:// Make Pod​::Man honor the SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH environment variable
  DEBPKG​:fixes/podman-source-date-epoch-cleanups - http​:// Coding style and documentation for SOURCE_EPOCH_DATE
  DEBPKG​:fixes/podman-source-date-epoch-testfix - http​:// Guard for building with SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH or POD_MAN_DATE set
  DEBPKG​:debian/devel-ppport-reproducibility - http​:// Sort the list of XS code files when generating RealPPPort.xs
  DEBPKG​:fixes/encode-unicode-bom - http​:// [ #107043] Address
  DEBPKG​:debian/encode-unicode-bom-doc - http​:// Document Debian backport of Encode​::Unicode fix
  DEBPKG​:debian/kfreebsd-softupdates - http​:// Work around Debian Bug#796798
  DEBPKG​:fixes/autodie-scope - http​:// Fix a scoping issue with "no autodie" and the "system" sub
  DEBPKG​:debian/debugperl-compat-fix - [perl #127212] http​:// Disable PERL_TRACK_MEMPOOL for debugging builds
  DEBPKG​:fixes/CVE-2015-8607_file_spec_taint_fix - http​:// [perl #126862] ensure File​::Spec​::canonpath() preserves taint
  DEBPKG​:fixes/mkstemp-umask - http​:// [perl #127322] [e57270b] Fix umask for mkstemp(3) calls
  DEBPKG​:fixes/crosscompile-no-targethost - [perl #127234] Fix the Configure escape with usecrosscompile but no targethost
  DEBPKG​:fixes/podlators-no-encode - [ #111156] Degrade gracefully if utf8 is requested but Encode is not available
  DEBPKG​:debian/cross-time-hires - [ #111391] Add an environment variable to skip running configuration probes
  DEBPKG​:fixes/encode-unicode-pod -​: Fix POD error
  DEBPKG​:fixes/memoize-pod - [ #89441] Fix POD errors in Memoize
  DEBPKG​:fixes/ok-pod - Added encoding for pod.
  DEBPKG​:fixes/CVE-2016-2381_duplicate_env - remove duplicate environment variables from environ

@​INC for perl 5.22.1​:

Environment for perl 5.22.1​:
  LANG (unset)
  LOGDIR (unset)
  PERL_BADLANG (unset)
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p5pRT commented Nov 3, 2016

From @jkeenan

On Wed Nov 02 21​:35​:58 2016, Matthew_Parslow@​ wrote​:

This is a bug report for perl from root@​siriuswx3-st-au-,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.40 running under perl 5.22.1.

ExtUtils​::CBuilder creates temp files in CWD, because no directory is
specified - This causes a problem in our application.

This change should make it behave properly and create files in the
platform correct temporary location.

# diff /tmp/ /usr/share/perl/5.22/ExtUtils/CBuilder/
< my ( $FH, $tmpfile ) = tempfile( "compilet-XXXXX", SUFFIX =>
$suffix );

my ( $FH, $tmpfile ) = tempfile( "compilet-XXXXX", SUFFIX => $suffix
, DIR => File​::Spec->tmpdir());

1. At a general level, this change seems worthwhile.

2. However, if I am reading 'perldoc File​::Temp' correctly, this change could also be written as​:

my ( $FH, $tmpfile ) = tempfile(
  SUFFIX => $suffix,
  TMPDIR => 1

... which might be more self-documenting.

3. Seek comment from the CPAN maintainer and others.

Thank you very much.

James E Keenan (jkeenan@​

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p5pRT commented Nov 3, 2016

The RT System itself - Status changed from 'new' to 'open'

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