[sudo-users] can't pass environment variables to sudo env
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Sat Sep 13 21:20:35 EDT 2008
In message <b1335fe90809131655k4c766282xaf7ad13eea4166d8 at mail.gmail.com>
so spake "Tiago Marques" (tiagomnm):
> I've noticed that since sudo-1.6.8, i think, I can't pass useful environment
> variables like RSYNC_PROXY, ACCEPT_KEYWORDS, USE, and other stuff I use in
> Is there any worthwhile reason for sudo to now ignore the environment
> variables, like security reasons? For me, this was a major loss in
The default behavior was changed to not pass environment variables
to the process being run by sudo. You have two basic options:
1) Restore the old behavior by placing a line like the following
2) Add the variables you with to keep explicitly, e.g.
Defaults env_keep+="RSYNC_PROXY ACCEPT_KEYWORDS USE"
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