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Month: January 2011

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

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 13:51:01 -0600
> 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...?

I wish I could.  The problem is that sudo, at least under Ubuntu and if I
remember correctly Debian as well, does not allow any environment variable
or configuration file to change its compiled-in RPATH (probably for
security reasons).