On 19.10.2010 08:15, Josselin Mouette wrote: > Le mardi 19 octobre 2010 à 00:38 +0200, Michael Biebl a écrit : >> 1/ The sudo group in previous Debian releases had a different meaning: Members >> of groups sudo could run sudo without needing a password. > > Did it exist in previous releases? I don’t recall seeing it in sudoers. Bdale certainly knows the gory details and can tell us more. But afaicr, sudo was compiled with EXEMPT_GROUP sudo in previous releases. Bdale, please speak up if I tell non-sense here. Can you tell us a bit more about the history of group sudo, please. > I think it’s much more important to get this change into squeeze than to > bikeshed the group name. I definitely agree that we need to get this change into squeeze and that we need to be careful to not get into bikeshedding about names. On the other hand, choosing a group for a purpose like this should imho be done carefully as changing the name later is hard if not impossible. I'm sorry if I sound a bit overly cautious here and maybe my concerns are unfounded. But that's the reason why I brought this up on debian-devel. Regards, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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