Users and Groups administration tool
martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 18 02:13:57 CST 2005
Nathan Sprangers [2005-03-17 20:47 -0500]:
> On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 17:49:11 -0500, Nis <dlist at ubuntuforums.org> wrote:
> > To make this change you don't really have to reinstall. Just add the
> > admin group and add yourself to it, remove your username from sudoers
> > (optional), and add %admin to sudoers. I do agree that this would be
> > nice to add to the upgrade but maybe there is some potentially
> > dangerous problem doing this automatically. The addition of the admin
> > group and change in sodoers does allow more than one admin user and an
> > easy way to change this through the "Users and Groups" tool.
> Is there any way a script that does this be run when upgrading from
> Warty to Hoary? I'm not sure how that would happen, maybe be part of
> the sudo package's configuration?
Automatically touching security relevant files like sudoers is
generally not a good idea. Admins might keep the current configuration
for a reason. So the best thing we can offer is to put a detailled
explanation into the upgrade notes.
Have a nice day,
Martin Pitt http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer http://www.ubuntulinux.org
Debian GNU/Linux Developer http://www.debian.org
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