On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 07:29:07AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
Bret Busby wrote:
Before I try it, please advise whether, in removing the sudo
facility for users, the package management (both
adding/removing packages, and, downloading and installing
updates, and using synaptic) will work by entering only the
The package management software just needs root privileges. It
doesn't care how it got them.
Nobody is suggesting anything exotic here. Sudo is intended to be
configured by the system administrator. That's you.
However, does the package management software (as aptitude does)
store user preferences in the home directory? If, for example, you
always run aptitude as yourself then give it the root password when
prompted, it stores your preferences in your home directory. If
you later run aptitude as root, those prefernces won't be active.