[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#611584: Bug#611584: Bug#611584: /bin/su: not quite aggressive enough about cleaning the environment

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Fri Feb 4 22:47:34 UTC 2011


On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 12:24:56PM -0800, zackw at panix.com wrote:
> I can see I'm not going to persuade you (nor are you going to persuade
> me) and su has another behavior that makes it useless for the thing I
> was trying to do anyway, so I'm not going to argue this bug report any
> more, but please consider the impression you are making by taking the
> kind of tone that you have: at the very least, I am now going to
> assume that reporting bugs to you is futile.

Reporting bug is not really futile, but also take into account that there
were some other bug reports where the reverse behavior was asked (e.g.
TERMCOLOR was requested to be kept).

The current plan to fix this is a configuration similar to the sudo's one
where users can specify the behavior they want (i.e. the environment
variables they want to keep)

Best Regards,

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