Opened 5 days ago

#32969 new defect

Chutney '' shouldn't overwrite 'CHUTNEY_DATA_DIR'

Reported by: opara Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/Chutney Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: teor Actual Points:
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When you set up a tor network with something like:

tools/ --flavor basic --net-dir /tmp/chutney-net

the tools/ script will set $CHUTNEY_DATA_DIR based on the value of --net-dir and then call tools/ This bootstrapping script will then overwrite the variable $CHUTNEY_DATA_DIR if that directory doesn't exist or if the path is relative. This causes unexpected behavior when the user explicitly sets the --net-dir option. For example, Chutney works fine if you provide it with a directory that doesn't exist (it will create that directory automatically), so there is no need for the tools/ script to unexpectedly change it to $CHUTNEY_PATH/net. The tools/ also does not need to change it to an absolute path since Chutney does this automatically.

My suggestion is to remove the following lines from tools/

# Get a working net path
if [ ! -d "$CHUTNEY_DATA_DIR" ]; then
    # looks like a broken path: use the chutney path as a base
if [ -d "$PWD/$CHUTNEY_DATA_DIR" ]; then
    # looks like a relative path: make chutney path absolute

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