[pve-devel] [PATCH container] fix #5194: delete environment variables set by pve

Wolfgang Bumiller w.bumiller at proxmox.com
Fri Jan 26 13:31:23 CET 2024

On Fri, Jan 26, 2024 at 12:39:17PM +0100, Folke Gleumes wrote:
> On Tue, 2024-01-23 at 10:51 +0100, Fabian Grünbichler wrote:
> > On January 22, 2024 11:12 am, Folke Gleumes wrote:
> > > proxmox-perl-rs set's SSL_CERT_{DIR,FILE}, which can break ssl in
> > > containers if their certificate store can't be found in the same
> > > spot.
> > > This patch explicitly unsets those variables before starting the
> > > container.
> > 
> > after a short talk with Wolfgang - this patch is probably an okay
> > stop-gap to fix the particular regression.
> If I understood things correctly, setting the env variables won't be
> necessary with the next Debian major release, so I'll add a notice to
> remove the workaround with pve 9 [0].

Just note that while it won't be necessary for us to set them *early*,
they will still be set by the `openssl-probe` if any rust code calling
into something related to that from the `openssl` crate is called.
This is already kind of annoying, but nonetheless, at host/container
boundaries we should always deal with the environment anyway.

> > 
> > but it might be nice to switch to `--clear-env` for lxc-attach with
> > corresponding options for pct to either preserve the whole env, or
> > particular variables? might be 9.0 material since it is a semantic
> > change that possibly breaks scripted use cases that rely on env
> > variables to pass along things from host to whatever they run inside
> > the
> > container.. we could introduce the options now though and also have a
> > `--keep-env` that is the default for 8.x, and flip it to default to
> > `--clear-env` with 9.0.
> Seems like a good idea. I also noticed that the lxc-attach man page
> currently states "[keep-env] is the current default behaviour  (as  of
> version  0.9),  but is is likely to change in the future". By defining
> it explicitly, we would be free to decide when to introduce the change.


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