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Re: Eshell and Sudo

From: Aidan Gauland
Subject: Re: Eshell and Sudo
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:25:15 +1300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Ian D <address@hidden> writes:
> Aidan Gauland <address@hidden> writes:
>> No one, not even John Wiegley, seems to know why sudo/su works for some
>> people and not others.  Debugging Eshell sudo/su is on my TODO list.  I
>> don't even know whether this is an Eshell problem or a TRAMP problem.  I
>> suspect tramp, since Eshell is only calling TRAMP (which should *not* be
>> blowing up like it does for some people).
>   I looked into this myself a little, and I got it working by adding
>   (require 'tramp) to my .emacs file.  I checked in the eshell files,
>   and found this in esh-util.el, but within an 'eval-when-compile'
>   block, and I'm not sure what this would do to the other files.  Since
>   eshell/sudo is within em-unix.el, is it possible that it's not loading
>   correctly?

That could be.  The Eshell code is overdue for some housekeeping.  I'll
take a look at those files and post back with my findings (if any).

Aidan Gauland

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