Fedora Security :: Terminal Equivalent Of "sudo" Is It Still Sudo/KDEsudo

May 29, 2010

I am new to fedora (been using debian based distro's for the longest time). With the new release I decided to give FC13 (The kde 64 bit spin) a try. I told it to wipe my entire hdd and encrypt the partitions. The partition manager made a few LVM partitions which I assume are encrypted.

The problem I am having is that if I attempt to use an application that would normally need root access to run, I am not prompted to enter my root password. Instead, I am required to logout and log back in as root. Is there a way to make it so that FC13 will prompt me to enter in my root password so I do not need to log in and out? Or is there something Different I should have done during the install process? Also, what is the terminal equivalent of "sudo" in fedora, or is it still sudo/KDEsudo

I also have not used SE Linux before. Do I need to manually enforce the permissions for my applications and generate my own profiles for it, or is that done automatically?

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Fedora Security :: Cannot Open /var/db/sudo After Sudo Package Upgrade?

Sep 16, 2010

A day ago I finally got around to upgrading the PackageKit installation that had been sitting for a week and a half, so I found a new upgrade for sudo available - the one that gives the sudoreplay command, I forget which version number it is exactly. When I try to use the sudo command I get this notice in my terminal:Code:Can't open /var/db/sudo/me/1: Permission deniedI didn't get it before. What do I have to do to make it open? I'm using SELinux in enforcing mode if that helps.

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Debian Configuration :: Kdesudo Error (same For Sudo)

Sep 21, 2015

Seems like this is a running issue. also, sudo returns "The value user is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported" kdeusu just makes a noise and returns nothing.. In the past i had a workaround of using nautilus, but, nautilus seems to be missing from jessie repo (same for gnome files).

[URL] ... ssoo... this happened and it seems to be going somewhere, but, i can't really make sense of it, and there was no solution..

Also found this [URL] .... and the pathnames should be fine but i don't want to go around arbitrarly entering commands

There was also [URL] .... which only mentions using kdesu which... doesn't really 'exist' anymore.

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Ubuntu :: Sudo Apt-get Install Equivalent For OSX?

Apr 30, 2010

Im pretty much familiar with installing app packages in Ubuntu using sudo apt-get install.Is there anything similar for a Mac Book Pro ? Ubuntu has a single repo source of all the packages.What about Mac / OSX ? Does Apple have such a thing like iphone apps repository ?

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Ubuntu :: Making Calling 'gdm' Equivalent To 'sudo Gdm'

Jul 12, 2011

I'm booting from the bash command line, and I was wondering if there is a way to make it to where when 'gdm' is called it is always called as if it had root permissions. Just so I don't always have to type 'sudo gdm' and enter a password (which would require entering a password twice, since the gdm splash screen also asks for a password.)

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Fedora :: Run (not Run In Terminal) Bash Script With Sudo In It?

Jul 6, 2010

I have written a tiny script which switches between 2 CPU frequency throttling governors. Now I need to assign it to a shorcut key though "Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts".

Here is the script:


if [ `cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor` = 'ondemand' ]


As you can see this script involves sudo. I know that usually running commands with sudo requires "Run in Terminal" option for a shortcut, but in "Keyboard Shortcuts->Add" there is no option to run command in terminal. When I double click on the script and choose "Run in Terminal", then it functions as it should. How can I make this script execute by doing "Run" and not "Run in Termnal"?

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Fedora :: Using Terminal With Sudo - Would Not Accept My Password

Nov 14, 2010

My 1st time using Terminal with sudo it would not accept my password.I use it successfully to log in and is the only password i used during installation.is there a way to get terminal yo accept my password-it does recognize my user name.

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Fedora :: Where SUDO File At / Add Myself As A SUDO'er?

Oct 11, 2009

Where is the SUDO file at, and remind me how do I add myself as a SUDO'er?

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Fedora Security :: Sudo NOPASSWD To BashRC Alias?

Aug 25, 2011

I've set up an alias in .bashrc (let's call it alias1), and am trying to set up a sudo NOPASSWD rule for that particular command. So far, I've attempted:
user ALL = NOPASSWD: alias1
user ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: alias1
But keep getting told I have a syntax error - presumably this is because visudo doesn't recognise alias1? I've already checked that alias1 works correctly, so I assume I'm just referring to it incorrectly.

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Ubuntu :: Sudo Ifconfig Eth0 Down Vs Sudo /etc/init.d/networking Stop

Jun 10, 2010

explain the difference between these two commands. I'm currently reading about changing your mac address and both of these commands show up a lot. They sound like the same thing to me. Is one better than the other, or do you need to use both to change your mac address?

sudo ifconfig eth0 down
sudo /etc/init.d/networking stop

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Software :: Pam_start Error 26 \ Use Sudo Su And Add An Account To A Group What's Allowed To Use Sudo?

Jan 2, 2011

I have a problem when I want to use su I get this error:Code:su: pam_start: error 26I have googled it so I found this topic (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...r-26-a-615024/) but it didn't really help me. There was a reply on that topic and his question was what the output of this was:

ldd /usr/bin/passwd


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General :: Sudo Cd /root Gives Sudo - Cd - Command Not Found

Jan 6, 2011

Kernel, Slackware 12.0



On the other hand


So, I do not understand why the notification "sudo: cd: command not found", considering cd is a bash built-in command.

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Ubuntu :: Make Sudo Act More Like The Debian Sudo?

Jul 2, 2011

I have read a lot of questions from people wanting to take Debian (or some other distribution) and make its sudo command act more like the way Ubuntu's sudo does. I want to do the exact opposite, I want to make Ubuntu's sudo command act more like the sudo command from another distribution. ie I want there to be one root password

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Fedora Security :: Limiting Sudo - Giving Full Privileges To The Wheel Group In The Sudoers File

Feb 15, 2011

I have previously set up sudo via adding my name to the wheel group and then giving full privileges to the wheel group in the sudoers file. Now I choose to learn to limit that. Had noticed the most frequent use I have of sudo is to run yum update. This got me thinking, could I remove the wheel group privileges and add the following line in sudoers to limit the privilege to simply running yum, and furthermore, make it so I could run yum without a password:

## Allow root to run any commands anywhere
Troy ALL= NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/yum

I think that would in fact work (if I understood one of the pages here, it will work). However, upon further thinking I realized that in such a case then anyone sitting at my computer could then use yum, without a password, to install or remove any file on my system � probably not a good idea. As a result I have to ask, can I tighten the privilege even further such that the only privilege so given was to run �yum update� and nothing else? (for example if they ran �yum install� it would fail). If you can do it, how?

Last, I was going to limit the privilege, time wise and try wise, by adding the following to the sudoers file:

# Defaults specification
Defaults:Troy timestamp_timeout=0, passwd_tries=3

Will that really work to limit the elevated privilege so I don't have elevated privileges lingering about, or is there a better way to do so?

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Ubuntu :: Won't Let Me Use The Sudo Command In Terminal ?

Feb 27, 2010

Ubuntu won't let me use the sudo command in terminal. If I try, sudo: must be setuid root pops up. Also, if I try any tasks that require permission, the authentication box pops up and then disappears within one second.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Do Any Sudo Commands In Terminal

Mar 20, 2010

I was following a guide to stop Ubuntu from always asking the root password. And apparently i messed something up in vsudo edit or something like that i was in... So now when i put in a sudo command i get this...


>>> /etc/sudoers: syntax error near line 18 <<<
sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers near line 18
sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting

so i cant even get back to undo what i edited.

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Debian :: Can't Sign In Using Sudo In Terminal

Jul 23, 2010

I'm having trouble signing in using the sudo in the terminal.

I enter in the line: sudo abc (username = abc)

I get the line returned: [sudo] password for abc:

If I enter my normal login pw i get the message:

abc is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

If I enter the root pw I get the message: Sorry, try again.

I've just set up the debian OS and am trying to learn the linux way but it's a bit frustrating. so when I set up the system originally It had me make two passwords one for root and one for my user acct. So how do I get the sudo terminal to work?

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General :: What's The Difference Between Sudo Su - And Sudo -i

Jun 19, 2011

It is my understanding that they do the same: they ask for my password (if I am allowed in /etc/sudoers), and give me a login shell as root.

Is there any difference between them?

sudo su -
sudo -i

Also, what's the difference between

sudo su
sudo -s

I think that they both ask for my password, and give me a shell with my old environment variables.

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Server :: Sudo - Command Can't Run By Sudo

Jun 18, 2010

I am having trouble running commands by using sudo. I configured visudo file with localuser ALL=(ALL) ALL but I can't run any command, it tells me command not found.

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Fedora :: Terminal Won't Let Enter Password After Enter Sudo Command ?

Jan 12, 2011

I am pasting sudo commands without problems as a user (ales in my case) and then immediately the ask the user password.

The keyboard seems to be dead, no keys work, not allowing me to enter the password.

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Ubuntu :: Sudo Psw Is Accepted In Terminal But Not In GNOME

Nov 6, 2010

For example if I run command in terminal: sudo startupmanager, my psw is accepted and startup manager is started correctly.

But if I click "System- Administration- Start Manager" GNOME asks "Enter the administrator password" and same psw as in terminal is not accepted.

My account is assign to admin group, checked via System- Administration- Users and Groups

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Ubuntu :: Install Gimp With The Terminal Command:sudo?

Jan 12, 2011

when i try to install gimp with the terminal command:sudo apt-get install gimpI get this Error(yes its in german i know):Die folgenden Pakete haben unerflte Abhngigkeiten: gimp : Hgt ab von: libpoppler-glib4 (>= 0.12) ist aber nicht installierbarE: Beschdigte Paketeit says, that the packet: libpoppler-glib4 is corrupt.i already tried to reinstall libpoppler-glib4, but it wouldnt let me

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Security :: Cmnd_Alias Entries In Sudo?

Jan 5, 2010

Like many (most?) home users, until now I've had my regular userid in sudoers as "ALL = (ALL) ALL". It occurs to me that, even though my machine has no open ports, this is probably not a good idea - just in case my firewall suddenly burns down. So, if my thinking is right on this, I'm wondering if there is a generally approved list of Cmnd_Alias entries? At this point, I've decided to only add entries as I use them, and to try to honestly appraise my need to do the entry as sudo, vs opening a virtual console as root. My root password is non-trivial.

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Security :: Using Sudo Instead Of Root Be Safer?

Apr 5, 2011

Consider: [URL]

In security terms, would using sudo instead of root be safer? I'd actually prefer to use this if so; I like sudo an awful lot. (It's Mark Shuttleworth's fault)

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Security :: Sudo Asking For Password When It Shouldn't?

May 9, 2011

I have a RHEL 5.5 system set up with two users in the sudoers file to run certain commands without a password prompt.I do not have "Defaults requiretty" in the sudoers file.However, for both users, when I issue: sudo -l, it prompts for a password and logs in /var/log/secure:sudo: userx: no tty present and no askpass program specified

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Security :: Sudo To Disallow Certain Commands?

Jan 10, 2011

trying to devise a new sudoers configuration while building a new SOE and would like to force everyone (including system administrators) to use rootsh in favour of doing things like sudo -s, sudo bash, sudo tcsh and so forth. Effectively, use sudo to use any shell other than rootsh. Is there a way to allow users to run anything they want except shells. I realise this is a default permit which inherently is defective, but I'm not convinced that going through the 1559 executable commands of my (as yet incomplete) built system to decided on the likely 1000+ commands I would want to be genuinely allowed. As I said this is for system administrators first, and I'd like to forcibly instil the habit of sudo <command> or using rootsh to get an audited shell. But I know people are already not doing enough sudo <command> as it stands, rather they switch to bash.

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Security :: Sudo To Root Without Password?

Jan 26, 2011

We have a couple of clusters that are running Oracle. If you're familiar with Oracle you know that it basically has to be installed as root. Something I detest. anyway, when we are building out the box, we change the root pw and give it to the DBA team to do their installs and configs. When they are done, we change the root pw (and do not give it to them), and configure sudo to allow them the rights needed to manage Oracle and their databases.

Now however, we have a different situation. The DBAs need access to uninstall and reinstall components and make modifications on an ongoing basis. Since we only support OS and hardware, not app, they are requesting permanent root access. I promptly told them no, and the politics ensued. Their manager went to their director, who went to my director, and suddenly an exception is given for his good golfing buddy. So here I am, forced to turn lose DBAs on my clusters with full root access/pw. I need a way to allow specific users (or perhaps a specific user group) the ability to become root WITHOUT sharing the root pw with them.

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Ubuntu Security :: Unflattering Things About Use Of Sudo?

Apr 9, 2010

I just read an article saying some unflattering things about Ubuntu's use of sudo. My question is this true?[URL]..

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Ubuntu Security :: Allow Program To Be Run As Administrator Without Sudo?

Jun 7, 2010

Certain commands like:
fdisk -l
nmap -sT

require administrator privileges to run. A while ago i read a post(forgot where i read it) about being able to let a user run these commands in a script (that contains the desired command) created by the administrator/root without the user having to do a sudo and entering a password. Does anyone know how i can go about doing this?

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Ubuntu Security :: How To Change Sudo Behaviour

Jun 14, 2010

I've enabled root under Ubuntu (i know frowned upon), I'd like to change the default behaviour of sudo so that rather than requesting my password (the password I logon with), it requires the root password.

Have searched the forums but can't find the answer.

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