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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-users] the state of sudo

From: Laurent Dard <f.couperin@...>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 20:18:10 +0100
Le 26/11/2011 17:30, Kristopher John Gamrat a écrit :
> On Saturday 26 November 2011 11:15:19 am Calvin Morrison wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I think another thing on all of our minds should be towards dealing with
>> the problems related to sudo. As we know not all distros support it, and
>> also removing sudo in cases can remove the entire trinity install, wreak
>> havoc and other terrible things.
>> Do we have a plan for this? Tim what needs to be done?
> Some people don't even use sudo, and not all distros use it, even if they have it installed by default.
> I don't think sudo should be a dependency.
> Also, why does trinity have it's own sudo? I'd think it should be able to find it in $PATH?

I agree with you and I have no answers to your questions.
I saw it's needed because of a problem with the path but I don't fully
I tried Debian defaults in /etc/sudoers:
  Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"
without noticing problems.

Maybe trinity could only change /etc/sudoers (with debconf), adding:
  Defaults secure_path=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/trinity/bin:/usr/bin:/opt/trinity/sbin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin
if it's really important.

Or maybe it could install its own version of sudo in /opt/trinity/bin,
with a different configuration file (/etc/sudoers-trinity, for example),
without conflicting with the installed one.

Does somebody knows what can be done to test sudo installation?

Laurent Dard