An environment variable set by Sparkle #170

jlecour opened this Issue May 3, 2012 · 0 comments


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jlecour commented May 3, 2012


I really appreciate what you've done with Sparkle. It's a great piece of software that really smoothens the user experience about updates.

I'm using an application that use Sparkle for it's update mechanism : Alfred -
I have a small issue that I tought was related to Alfred, but it might be related to Sparkle after all.

I'm a big user of the terminal and command line sofware, and I've noticed that sometimes, there is an environment variable in my session, with a value related to Alfred.

DESTINATION=/var/folders/2_/d1tjjlwj0rv46nlv7p8b1rd40000gn/T/Alfred 189 Update

I've noticed this because one of my scripts is using a DESTINATION environment variable if it is set.
Usually i do something like this to set a value : $ my_command DESTINATION=some_value

I don't know why sometimes, my environment has this value, but it clearly comes from Alfred and/or it's updating mechanism.

Is there anything you or I can do to solve this?

Thanks for your help, and for making Sparkle.

@iloveitaly iloveitaly added a commit to iloveitaly/Sparkle that referenced this issue Aug 5, 2012
@iloveitaly iloveitaly Merge branch 'andymatuschak/master'
* andymatuschak/master: (170 commits)
  Adding Thai localizations to the project.
  Add Thai localization
  Update to the Brazilian Portuguese localization from Victor Figueriedo
  Removed Japanese localization of password prompt from the Xcode project
  Allow the user to try reentering his password if authentication fails.
  Removing Japanese localization of the password prompt, since I changed the design
  Delegated password prompting to the update driver.
  Use NSFileManager interface for DMG unarchive only for 10.7+. On 10.6,  [NSFileManager copyItemAtPath:toPath:error:] can fail with "Argument list too long" if the app bundle contains too many files. The switch to NSFileManager was only required for 10.7 anyway, 10.6 always worked fine.
  Removed changes to the project.pbxproj that were unrelated to the password prompt
  Redesigned password prompt UI
  Removed methods from SUPasswordPrompt.h that didn't need to be exposed there
  Fixes #44: maximumSystemVersion key
  remove the ASW tags since we're submitting this as a pull request to andy
  Updating Danish localization courtesy Daniel Østergaard Nielsen
  support for encrypted disk images
  Fixes #175: Bug: update alert text collides with automatic download checkbox
  Fixes #174: Bug: sparkle:shortVersionString ignored for non-enclosure items
  Fixes #170: An environment variable set by Sparkle
  Fixing some new Clang warnings from Xcode 4.4
  Fixes #169: Security Issue in Parsing XML using NSXMLDocument

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