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Re: ‘sudo’ leaves PATH unchanged… so what?

From: Giovanni Biscuolo
Subject: Re: ‘sudo’ leaves PATH unchanged… so what?
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:33:01 +0100

Hi all,

Caleb Ristvedt <address@hidden> writes:

> I'd just like to add that if a user has guix installed for root but only
> really keeps their user's guix up to date (I imagine a fairly common
> situation), they're in for a weird situation when using sudo: a
> bleeding-edge guix will complain about being outdated, since sudo (even
> with -E) sets $USER, which is used to determine which file's timestamp
> should be used for deciding whether the installed guix is outdated.
> Basically, your shiny new guix warns you that someone else's dirty old guix
> is old.

if this is true (root and user profiles using different versions of guix
is a problem), should this be clearly stated in the manual?

maybe I'm missing something, but I thought root and user profiles were
isolated so I can have different binaries (guix included) and use them
independently, am I wrong?



Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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