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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Re: [Bulk] Re: [trinity-users] Trinity Usage Poll

From: Nicolas BERCHER <nbercher@...>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 12:47:59 +0100
On 14/01/2011 19:42, 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. ;-)
It's been a while know that I trust you and I'm confident in your project!
But at first, Trinity was a "non-identified project", that's normal! ;-)

> As such, installation is optional but highly recommended if you use sudo
> often.
I do, so I need it.

> A far better method would be to allow a configuration file to add new
> paths to an arbitrary location within the RPATH variable (thus not
> requiring a recompiled version of sudo), but I don't think that will
> happen for a long time, if ever.
> Hope this helps clear up some of the confusion!
Yes, thank you for the very clear explanations.
Maybe another to do the job would be to use an alias such as
     alias sudo='RPATH=$RPATH:/opt/trinity/bin /usr/bin/sudo'
or something like that...?