Bug#349465: Confirmation on sarge

Joost Cassee joost at cassee.net
Fri Jan 27 10:38:59 UTC 2006

Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 06:00:52PM +1000, David Young wrote:
>> Since the recent patch of sudo (DSA-946-1) started filtering the HOME
>> environment variable (leaving it unset), Vim:
> Could you please provide more info on this?
> On a sid box I already have the version of sudo including the fix
> (1.6.8p12-1), but I'm unable to reproduce the behaviour you are
> reporting, thus I'm tagging the bug as "unreproducible".  Details of my
> tests follow.
> I tried both running "sudo -s" (as root) and "sudo vim" (as a user who
> has the permission to run "/usr/bin/vim" via sudo). In the former case
> "$HOME" is set correctly to "/root", in the latter case vim starts
> properly without exhibiting any of the problems you reported.

I can confirm this behaviour. Indeed, the variable HOME is unset. This
can be fixed in /etc/sudoers by setting the 'always_set_home' flag or by
running sudo with the -H option.

sudo bug #203874 requests this option in the default sudoers file, but
there was no answer from the sudo maintainer.

I doubt think this bug can/should be fixed in the vim package.



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