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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-users] the state of sudo

From: Kristopher John Gamrat <chaotickjg@...>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 13:42:21 -0500
On Saturday 26 November 2011 01:31:45 pm Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > I don't think sudo should be a dependency.
> It only is a dependency on distributions that use sudo in their core
> packages such as Ubuntu.
> >
> > Also, why does trinity have it's own sudo? I'd think it should be able to
> > find it in $PATH?
> Look up the sudo RPATH "feature".  Basically if the application is not
> present in /usr/bin or a handful of other hardcoded directories sudo won't
> find it.

I never heard of RPATH.

Wouldn't it be possible to include the binaries in /opt/trinity/bin in the sudoers file? If sudoers doesn't accept wildcards like '*', that would be impractical, but if so, that should be possible without having to replace the distro's sudo. Some distro maintainers won't be happy with us interfering with their sudo packages (or, generally, more packages than absolutely necessary, or really any packages at all, and might refuse support to unofficial packages if they interfere with official packages).

Kristopher Gamrat
Ark Linux webmaster