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Re: help

On 01/30/2011 07:01 AM, Chris Bannister wrote:
On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 02:59:08PM -0500, Robert Blair Mason Jr. wrote:
True... I think sudo is only installed if you disable root logins, otherwise you're just stuck with su.
Sigh. Are you running Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is NOT Debian.

You may have the sudo script, but you may not be listed in it, in
which case you'll get a sort of nasty message saying something
like "You don't have permission to use Sudo.  It will be reported
to the administrator."  You need to look at a file where the user
_is_ permitted, and then, using a vi-like editor called sudoers,
modify the sudo file with your user name, not commented out,
and close the file.  Then you will be able to use sudo.  (I assume
that the sudo script exists in your distro.  If not, you'll have to
get it somewhere.)

I don't understand why any distro does _not_ have this sudo
available, and already set up for the admin of the system. It
is certainly safer to use than su root, which will leave the user
who is not careful in the root forever.  Ubuntu has sudo set up.
PCLOS did not, and I had to fix it.  Apparently Debian is also
that way--I haven't looked.  (Altho I have Deb installed on a
machine, I frankly don't like its politics, and I don't use it.)


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