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Re: dtrace and Perl (again)

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David Cantrell
January 9, 2008 03:47
Re: dtrace and Perl (again)
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On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 02:27:58PM +0000, Andy Armstrong wrote:

> Thanks Andy - that's going to be a big help. The "did we get the right  
> dtrace" problem is a slight concern. We could run it and see what it  
> does - but what if dtrace is a script that someone's created to delete  
> a bunch of files (for example). Hmm.

You have the same problem if someone has written a script called cc or
ld or ...

But how about something like -Dusedtrace=/path/to/dtrace if the user
wants to specify it, but have it default to the known location of dtrace
as installed by their OS vendor otherwise?

David Cantrell | Minister for Arbitrary Justice

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