[paludis-user] Configuration

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Sun May 4 22:17:07 UTC 2008


On Mon, 5 May 2008 00:11:51 +0200
"Florian Petran" <florian.petran at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2008/5/4 Robert T Childers <trent-ch at cox.net>:
> >  I ended up adding an export PALUDIS_OPTIONS
> >  to /home/trent/.bashrc
> >  I set it there because I open up a bash shell in my user account
> > the su into root from that shell.
> 
> This is an unsafe solution. You should actually use "su -" to become
> root as this will clean out the environment, and particularly PATH of
> any potentially unsafe entries.

True if you're dealing with a multi-user system where most people
don't have root or physical access to the box. Not true if you're
dealing with what's effectively a single user system where the user /
root split is merely there to prevent accidents.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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