[Libre-soc-dev] Coriolis2 Non-Chroot Script

Andrey Miroshnikov andrey at technepisteme.xyz
Sun Sep 12 17:17:57 BST 2021

On 11/09/2021 22:59, Andrey Miroshnikov wrote:
 > Now that I understand "mk-deb-chroot" better, I ran it and made the
 > chroot environment. Next I'll do the coriolis install without a
 > "coriolis" chroot.

Currently working on this, and have an issue with "runuser" command.
This script is run from inside a chroot, as root (sudo bash).

Here's the block of code in question (using ellipsis for clarity):
runuser $SUDO_USER --preserve-environment -c '
git checkout 049e3abf9baf795e69b9ecb9c4f19de6131f8418

And I get the error:
warning: unable to access '/root/.config/git/ignore': Permission denied
HEAD is now at 049e3abf...

The command does complete, however the environment variables are 
probably wrong as it tries to access root's git configuration.

Running without the --preserve-environment flag, the command works 
without warnings.

Looking at runuser man page, --preserve-environment does not set HOME, 
SHELL, USER, nor LOGNAME. Checking those variables by running:
runuser $SUDO_USER -c "echo $HOME
echo $SHELL
echo $USER
echo $LOGNAME"
With and without --preserve-environment I see no difference (refer to root).

Do you know which environment variables might be affecting git checkout?
The man page for git-checkout, I saw no mention of environment variables.


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