[pacman-dev] [PATCH 10/11] makepkg: do not ask sudo password twice

Cedric Staniewski cedric at gmx.ca
Thu Jun 24 12:28:06 EDT 2010

On 17.06.2010 17:09, Loui Chang wrote:
> On Fri 18 Jun 2010 00:30 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> I think I have found the issue here.   We obviously have a NOPASSWD
>> entry in our sudoers file so "sudo -l" does not require a password.
>> So the bug is confirmed.  However the fix is not fully functional as
>> if I have sudo installed but can not use it for pacman, then I can
>> no longer fall back to using "su -c".  I'd choose excess password
>> typing over functionality loss.
> Why not just take sudo and asroot out of the equation and treat makepkg
> as a real non-handholding executable?

I'd like to add that "sudo -l" was never meant as hand-holding. The
intention was to support pacman-wrappers/replacements that aren't
supposed to be run as root because they have their own logic to call
pacman as root. The most prominent example would be yaourt, I guess. But
since this is broken due to the 'su -c' patch, I'm fine with removing it

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