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bug#38728: 26.3; eshell with tramp su is unable to execute system binari


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#38728: 26.3; eshell with tramp su is unable to execute system binaries
Date: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 10:50:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Adam,

>>> 1. M-x eshell
>>> 2. Insert the following into the eshell prompt:
>>> cd (concat "/su:root@"system-name":"default-directory)
>>> 3. RET
>>> 4. *ls RET
>>>
>>> returns the following:
>>>
>>> /su:root@kiss:/bin/ls: not an executable file
>>
>> I've tried to reproduce it with Emacs 26.3 as provided by Ubuntu 19.10,
>> but it works for me. *ls returns the requested file names.
>>
>> I had to modify your example slightly:
>>
>> * use sudo instead of su
>> * expand default-directory due to ~/
>>
>> So I have applied
>>
>> cd (concat "/sudo::" (expand-file-name default-directory))
>>
>> But this shouldn't make a difference wrt the problem. I have also
>> started Emacs with "-Q", in order to suppress any config. Could you do
>> it also? I see ido in your messages, for example.
>
> Any news? I fear I cannot do anything w/o more information.

I'm closing this as unreproducible. Feel free to reopen (reply) if
there's something else to say.

Best regards, Michael.





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