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ocaml should add script's directory to search path, not current directory #6081

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vicuna opened this issue Jul 19, 2013 · 3 comments

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commented Jul 19, 2013

Original bug ID: 6081
Reporter: talex
Status: closed (set by @damiendoligez on 2015-01-16T22:45:14Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: minor
Version: 4.00.1
Target version: 4.03.0+dev / +beta1
Fixed in version: 4.03.0+dev / +beta1
Category: ~DO NOT USE (was: OCaml general)
Tags: patch
Parent of: #7347
Monitored by: @gasche @hcarty

Bug description

When running "ocaml /path/to/script.ml", OCaml searches the current directory first for libraries. This is probably not useful, and can be a security risk. It would make more sense to add the script's directory to the search path instead, as e.g. Python does.

Steps to reproduce

$ cat /usr/local/bin/show_home
#!/usr/bin/ocaml
#load "unix.cma";;
print_endline (Unix.getenv "HOME")

$ touch /tmp/unix.cma

$ cd /
$ show_home
/home/tal

$ cd /tmp
$ show_home
Fatal error: exception End_of_file

Additional information

My attempt at a patch is here:

talex5@a0b7d7e

gasche asked me to report this here:

http://roscidus.com/blog/blog/2013/07/07/ocaml-binary-compatibility/

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commented Aug 19, 2013

Comment author: @damiendoligez

Makes sense, but I don't think it has anything to do with the runtime system.

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commented Jan 17, 2014

Comment author: @damiendoligez

Got the patch from github and uploaded it here.

(hint: just add ".patch" to github's commit URL to get the raw patch file)

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commented Jan 16, 2015

Comment author: @damiendoligez

Patch adapted and applied to trunk (rev 15779).

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