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Old 12-19-2007, 05:17 AM   #1
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Need to re-source /etc/profile to access the net when sudo bash-ing


Hi all,
I wondered if anyone could give me a hint on this.

Any time for some reason as user I need to sudo bash in a terminal (e.g. in order to emerge a package) I have to source /etc/profile to retrieve the http_proxy/ftp/RSYNC varariables and make the access to the internet working through the proxy.

Can this be avoided or I need to put those export variables in root's directory's bash_profile?

Thanks,
Pier

Last edited by Pier; 12-19-2007 at 05:32 AM.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 05:36 AM   #2
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If you want to TS this yourself AFAIK there's three things to consider: 0) the way BASH is invoked (see 'man bash' under INVOCATION), 1) the way Sudo is set to scrub environment variables ('man sudoers': "env_reset") and 2) any distro specific malarky.
 
  


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