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Re: sudo doesn't work, I'm not in sudoers file, but I am.



On Saturday 12 January 2008, Tim wrote:
>On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 23:20 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> In fact, my password, while longer than most, is about half the length
>> of roots, which is so long its not usable with ssh or samba.  For that
>> reason, I wouldn't mind being forced to use roots password to sudo.
>
>That's what "su" is for, surely?  "su" to become root, "sudo" to pretend
>to be root.

But that runs counter to habit since I also have a kubuntu-6.06 machine to 
maintain.  There, unless you cheat on the kubuntu way, there is only sudo, no 
su, cuz they never setup a root password in the first place.  Not too sure I 
agree with that principle, but the one time I tried to remove a root password 
I did have setup, I had to re-install to recover.  I probably didn't go 
through things in the proper order, and even I was locked out. 

Thanks Tim.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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