running a command with sudo
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 12:55:17AM +0100, Chris Lamb wrote:
> > Alex Owen wrote:
> > > The above should work... but read visudo man page...
> > This is all totally pointless. Just append your line to /etc/sudoers in a
> > live-initramfs hook: this is what it does itself, so it's difficult to see
> > why you could have any qualms about doing so too.
Chris: I agree! see my first post in the thread: "In conclusion your
code looks OK!" refering to appending to /etc/sudoers. I was mearly
explaining how one can override with $EDITORS as there seemed to be
some confusion about how to achive that, and it can be a usefull
technique even if not in this case.
On 22/04/2008, Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com> wrote:
> That is: any better Debian-blessed way for a package to edit
> /etc/sudoers ?
I do not think that there is any Debian-blessed way for a package to
edit /etc/sudoers. Infact I think it is prohibited under debian policy
> I prefer to put my changes in packages and not in
> "one-time" scripts, as this makes them also usable outside of the
> specific environment of debian-live. And the whole point of Debian-Live
> is to use unmodified Debian.
Probably the best way is to include instructions in the packages
I personally would not want a package to edit /etc/sudoers for me
though I'd be grateful for clear instructions in README.Debian.
The use of the package in debian-live is slightly different...
live-helper is there to generate a pre-configured debian system...
hence use of a one time script is the most elagant way given all
Anyway... that is my take on it!