Re: Sarge sec update: sudo_1.6.8p7-1.3_i386.deb probs
On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:02:33AM -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> I just did a security upgrade with Sarge and got installed
> sudo_1.6.8p7-1.3_i386.deb. But when I use sudo to get to synaptic I get:
> (synaptic:25937): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
> When I then reinstalled the previous version:
> The problem goes away.
This paragraph was in the security announcement posted to
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This update alters the former behaviour of sudo and limits the number
of supported environment variables to LC_*, LANG, LANGUAGE and TERM.
Additional variables are only passed through when set as env_check in
/etc/sudoers, which might be required for some scripts to continue to
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Maybe you need to do something with the DISPLAY variable in /etc/sudoers.
This is just a guess, however.