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FS#32621 - Add configuration option for specifing authentication method

Attached to Project: Pacman
Opened by Allan McRae (Allan) - Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 03:28 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Sunday, 18 April 2021, 16:12 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category makepkg
Status Closed
Assigned To Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 4.0.3
Due in Version 6.0.0
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


[tracking patch submitted prior to patchqueue]

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Currently makepkg uses sudo if available and falls back to su if not. Make this configurable.
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This task blocks these from closing
 FS#65186 - Support for OpenDoas as alternative to sudo 
Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 16:12 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing: mit/?id=2535611d6c3cbf951408c50ab35953ef af32f686
Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 05:22 GMT
I don't like the proposed implementation, and would prefer we still try to smartly detect sudo/su. What about this very quickly hacked up (and untested) attempt?