lamsokvr at xprt.net
Tue Jul 12 15:59:26 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 13:52 +0200, Henning Kilset Pedersen wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 07:44 -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 01:36:52PM +0200, Henning Kilset Pedersen wrote:
> > > Somehow I've managed to break the sudo functionality in Hoary. I can't
> > > do sudo anything. And I can't run for instance Ubuntu Update from Gnome
> > > since it depends on sudo.
> > >
> > > The /etc/sudoers file is (seemingly) intact and untouched. I've run
> > > visudo and just resaved the file, but nothing happens.
> > Wait a second: you can't run visudo and save the
> > /etc/sudoers file unless you run it either
> > a) as root or
> > b) under sudo.
> (Hiding shamefully) - see option a).
> > So do you have a root account? For reasons discussed
> > literally ad nauseum on here, you should avoid having a root
> > account. But I guess it does come in handy during those
> > (hopefully rare) times when sudo is borked.
> Yes. I have a root account. It comes from old habits of typing su - then
> a long string of other commands, instead of prefixing with sudo.
> I haven't followed those discussions you mention, as I'm brand new to
> But anyway. I fixed my problem :)
And you haven't misses anything...
Just use root live you always have..
Another OLD UNIX System Admin
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