[sane-devel] [sane-commit] CVS update of sane-backends (3 files)

Julien BLACHE jb at jblache.org
Sat Dec 6 16:31:48 UTC 2008

Louis Lagendijk <llagendijk-guest at alioth.debian.org> wrote:


> backend/pixma_bjnp.c pixma_bjnp_private.h
> On Ubuntu getlogin() returns NULL. So we noew first try getlogin()
> and if that fails, we try getenv("USER") and if that fails we use
> a defaul user string

You want geteuid() + getpwuid() instead of getlogin() which relies on
utmp and thus is unreliable.

Also, never trust an environment variable.


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