sudo and /etc/sudoers

H.S. hs.samix at
Wed Dec 31 20:11:57 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> H.S. wrote:
>> Koh Choon Lin wrote:
>>> Which major distribution doesn't have this sudo system on by default?
>>> I remembered Fedora being of them or has that been changed?
>> IIRC, Debian.
> Not unless they backed out of it since Ubuntu came along.  I was using sudo 
> back then.  He didn't ask "which major distribution doesn't enable root".

I read that question meaning as which major distribution has the first
user automatically added to sudo and the relevant permissions and groups
set up. So the context here is the equivalence of sudo setup between
various distros.

Yes, Debain *comes* with sudo, but it does not *set it up as default*.
There is a huge difference. Once has to edit sudo file as root to add a
user and permitting him to use sudo.

Right out of the box, after the initial installation, when you are
logged in as a normal user (the first user), I bet you cannot just do
this in Debian:
$> sudo <do something only root is allowed to do>


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