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Re: ReInstall of System borked Admin Pwd for Apps

On Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 08:04:20AM +0000, darkestkhan wrote:
> 2011/9/3 Stephen Allen <marathon.durandal@gmail.com>:
> > On Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 11:32:00AM +0000, darkestkhan wrote:

> >> /etc/sudoers contains informations about who has rights to access root
> >> level privileges (though I know it can do much more, like giving only
> >> limited privileges)
> >>
> >> at the bottom of /etc/sudoers you should have this line:
> >> username ALL=(ALL) ALL
> >>
> >> where username is the name of user that will have root level
> >> privileges, so in my case it is like this:
> >> darkestkhan ALL=(ALL) ALL
> >>
> >>
> >> You will probably have to run in maintenance (or rescue, forgot how it
> >> was called) mode, after that (or reboot) everything should work
> > ---end quoted text---
> >
> > Cool. Thanks for the help.
> >
> > Strange why that line isn't there aye?
> >
> Well, probably because maintainers can't be sure about which user
> should have root level privileges, so it has actualized file without
> asking question whether it should do so (this one is because of
> synaptic, can't blame it - most (nontechnical) users won't notice
> those changes, and in most cases system doesn't brake). As I'm
> updating from command line I got information about changes in
> /etc/sudoers but I decided to handle this manually as tool for merging
> changes in config files is not too helpful (but it could be, arch and
> gentoo are doing much better in this aspect)
> darkestkhan
> ------------------------------------------
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> May The Source be with You.
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Unfortuantely the suggested fix didn't work. Must have something to do with PAM? Doesn't
PAM interact with the Keychain and maybe SUDOERS to authorize a user wanting to run for
example, Synaptic?

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