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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-users] sudo-trinity in Debian Squeeze

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:32:29 -0600
> (Moving discussion of sudo-trinity to a new thread.)
> On Fri January 14 2011 10:42:59 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> The reason for the third-party sudo is simply to add /opt/kde3/bin and
>> friends to the built-in RPATH variable, thus allowing Trinity
>> applications
>> to be launched via "sudo <appname>", instead of "sudo
>> /opt/trinity/bin/<appname>".  That's the only change; if you don't trust
>> me grab the source of the official sudo package and the modified one and
>> run a diff between them. ;-)
> $ diff -r sudo-1.7.4p4/ sudo-trinity-1.7.2p7/ | wc -l
> 112770
> Would it be possible to have kde-core-trinity depend on sudo, and to
> have sudo-trinity conflict with sudo and provide sudo?
> This would allow people to retain Debian's sudo if they prefer.
> --Mike Bird

I suppose that would be an acceptable solution, barring any unforeseen
problems.  Before I implemented the sudo-kde3/sudo-trinity system, I was
receiving constant bug reports about Trinity applications not working with
sudo, so you can understand my reluctance to alter the packaging at this

I wish Debian would consider the merits of a separate configuration file
for sudo though, as right now it forces me to say "pick your
poison"--either Trinity won't work properly (especially in kcontrol), or
you have to use have a possibly less secure sudo (although this is
somewhat unlikely).