[pacman-dev] makepkg patch to preserve environment variables (when "-s"ing)

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 11:55:29 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 10:37 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 2:41 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 8:28 AM,  <rob at kingofnerds.net> wrote:
>>> it just changes every "sudo" to "sudo -E"
>>> (useful when using $http_proxy)
>>> version 3.1.4
>>> http://rob.kingofnerds.net/makepkg_sudo.patch
>> I also need $http_proxy on one box, but I don't need that. I just
>> configured sudo accordingly.
>> Here are the relevant bits from /etc/sudoers :
>> %wheel ALL=(ALL) SETENV: ALL
>> The only important part is SETENV: here, which you need to add to the
>> line corresponding to your user. (in my case, the user belongs to
>> wheel group :P).
>> And then this :
>> Defaults env_keep += "http_proxy"
>> There might be other (better?) ways to deal with this, so if anyone
>> knows alternative, I am interested to.
>> If you only want to keep the environment when using pacman, it might
>> be possible to do just that in the sudo config file as well.
>> I never did it but I assume it is possible since I see you can specify
>> commands in the config.
>> Anyway, I think it would be a better way to deal with this rather than
>> having to add this -E argument.
> I'd side with Xavier here. -E has the potential to bring in things we
> may not want, whereas a properly configured sudoers file only lets
> through the envvars explicitly set.

I agree as well.


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