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3 Feb 2023 15:32:50 EST (-0500)
  Re: povray.conf contains evil directory  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 11 Oct 2019 04:13:33
Message: <5da039ad$1@news.povray.org>
On 10/10/19 2:30 AM, Dick Balaska wrote:
> Line 94 of the default unix povray.conf contains a reference to
> %INSTALL_DIR%/../../etc
> https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/blob/master/unix/povray.conf
> This is the exact unix directory we *don't* want povray to read.
> This line should be removed.

On my Ubuntu system this resolves to /usr/local/etc for an actual system 
install - which is OK I think. It's where the system wide povray.conf 
and povray.ini files are installed and these I believe set the file i/o 
access rights all users picking up the common install would get.

Am I missing something?

On your system are you ending up with /etc readable due a different tool 
install directory structure, or?

Bill P.

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