"must be setuid root"- Hardy

Goh Lip g.lip at gmx.com
Thu Jul 30 08:45:23 UTC 2009

Jonas Norlander wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 6:39 AM, Goh Lip<g.lip at gmx.com> wrote:
>> Jonas Norlander wrote:
>>> It could be that your /etc/sudoers got corrupted or perhaps you by
>>> mistake changed something in your /etc/fstab so the partition didn't
>>> got mounted right.
>> Jonas, I think you are right in that my fstab in Karmic messed up the
>> /usr/bin/sudo as well as /etc/sudoers in Hardy.
>> I have been trying to fix only the /usr/bin/sudo and have not tried
>> fixing /etc/sudoers. Any thoughts on how to do that?
> /etc/sudoers is the configuration file for the sudo command and as
> default there is not much in it. The only uncommented line for my
> Jaunty machine is:
> Defaults        env_reset
> root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
> %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL
> To edit /etc/sudoers you run "sudo visudo" from command line but if
> your sudo don't work you have to gain root permissions some other way
> (boot from a live-CD) and edit the file.
> We don't know if that was the cause for your trouble but if happens
> again it could be worth checking.
> / Jonas

Thanks, Jonas, for this. If something like this happens, I could go into 
Karmic (as I had done) and rework Hardy from there. Appreciate your input.

Goh Lip

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