[pmg-devel] [PATCH pmg-api] cli utils: chdir to / before running

Stoiko Ivanov s.ivanov at proxmox.com
Mon Nov 29 20:15:50 CET 2021

some of PMG's CLI invocations switch user to postgres and run `psql`
(through `PMG::Utils::postgres_admin_cmd()`)

When running a command in `/root` (or any other directory not
accessible by the postgres user this causes:
`could not change directory to "/root": Permission denied`
to be printed multiple times on stderr for those invocations, which is
confusing and has caused quite a few support requests.

grepping through the code-base setup_default_cli_env seems the
appropriate place for chdir to /, since it's only called once per cli

quickly tested with `pmgconfig sync`

Reported-by: Oguz Bektas <o.bektas at proxmox.com>
Signed-off-by: Stoiko Ivanov <s.ivanov at proxmox.com>
 src/PMG/RESTEnvironment.pm | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/src/PMG/RESTEnvironment.pm b/src/PMG/RESTEnvironment.pm
index 3875720..49dd8e8 100644
--- a/src/PMG/RESTEnvironment.pm
+++ b/src/PMG/RESTEnvironment.pm
@@ -50,6 +50,7 @@ sub setup_default_cli_env {
     my $rest_env = $class->get();
+    chdir('/');
 sub set_format {

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