Re: Accepted aptitude 0.3.4-1 (source all i386)
* Joey Hess <email@example.com> [051002 05:57]:
> > - The password database is used instead of $HOME to determine where
> > aptitude's configuration file goes, so people using sudo don't end up
> > with root-owned mode 0700 files in their home directory.
> > (Closes: #272429, #274216, #285334, #272409)
> Well, aptitude and debconf both it seems. Which suggests to me this is a
> larger problem. Also note that I got just as many bugs reports after I
> made debconf do this as I was able to close by doing it. :-/
This is not really a larger problem, but just a problem in sudo.
Using getpwuid to get the home-directory is compareable to hard-coding
/root. (Hardcoding /root is even a bit cleaner, as it might not lure
people into using it when not working around bugs in sudo).
Bernhard R. Link