[arch-projects] [namcap] [PATCH] remove pointless mkdir -p in parsepkgbuild

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Thu Apr 11 02:36:32 UTC 2019

As far as I can tell, this was never used.

In commit 9b56647abc8dc33bf138d4b260b103c8d9265b7d the parsepkgbuild
script was switched from defining a PATH as a directory in /tmp, to
actually passing in a PATH=/dummy to `env -i`... which makes sense as
the defined PATH did not used to be used. However, even before that,
it's not safe to use mkdir -p in order to define a restricted shell
without access to the PATH, as it's not guaranteed to be owned by the

In any event, the time for mkdir -p is long past.

Signed-off-by: Eli Schwartz <eschwartz at archlinux.org>
 parsepkgbuild | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/parsepkgbuild b/parsepkgbuild
index 009e89e..bedb0de 100755
--- a/parsepkgbuild
+++ b/parsepkgbuild
@@ -1,7 +1,5 @@
-mkdir -p /tmp/parsepkgbuild
 source /etc/makepkg.conf

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