Suggested additional sudo configure option

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Nov 23 08:48:21 PST 2005

Hi guys,

Something to consider using maybe, adding the configure option:


Arguments can go both ways so I'll just leave it as a suggestion to my 
own personal preference. This option will set $HOME to the target user 
(usually HOME=/root). If you don't use this option, HOME will remain to 
be set to your own homedir which may not be what you expect or desire. 
Running apps may remove/rewrite files in your home dir and end up with 
root.root user/group permissions.

Gerard Beekmans

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