Bug#349465: vim: Vim makes bad assumptions about the presence of
$HOME; problematic with sudo DSA-946-1
pierre.habouzit at m4x.org
Mon Jan 23 08:26:16 UTC 2006
tag 349465 + moreinfo
> Since the recent patch of sudo (DSA-946-1) started filtering the HOME
> environment variable (leaving it unset), Vim:
> * isn't smart enough to locate a user's homedir in the absence of
that's true, but it does not prevent you from using vim either.
> * seems to ask the file system for environment variable names. strace
> open("$HOME/.viminfo", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC|O_LARGEFILE, 0666) =
> -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
and I don't see a problem in doing that.
> * fails to find the user's .vimrc
which is not very astonishing.
> * the following line in the default /etc/vim/vimrc causes Vim to very
> noisily fail to locate or create .viminfo :
> set viminfo='20,\"50
that I can't reproduce any noise, neither with sarge nor sid version,
and that's why I've set the severity to normal.
> In summary, the vim package no longer works well by default within
well, maybe you ill-configured your sudo, because even with the security
fix, I still have $HOME available :
[madcoder olympe] sudo echo $HOME
So I'd be you, I'd search what is going on with your sudo configuration.
The point of not beeing able to tell where your $HOME is using getpwuid
is not a good thing though, and deserve a fix.
·O· Pierre Habouzit
··O madcoder at debian.org
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