[Comm-en] sudo/su/etc setup | Re: Installation Issues

Lyndon generalmooseance at vivaldi.net
Sat Jan 1 00:51:57 MSK 2022

Hi Michael. Further to last email.

I solved the file access problem by changing the permissions of the
external drive while in root access and can now copy and paste files in
caja as needed !! :)

regards, Lyndon

On Fri, 2021-12-31 at 02:11 +0300, Michael Shigorin wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 02:08:39PM -0800, Lyndon wrote:
> > One time I did get ALT installed ok but I have this one main
> > issue which always comes up after install. I cannot use the
> > terminal as I keep getting the message, " This user is not in
> > the sudoers list. This incident will be reported.
> sudo(8) gets setup out-of-box in http://getalt.org/en/simply
> flavour but it's generally considered up to the local root
> to do that or not (unlike what e.g. Ubuntu does); the commonly
> recommended way is to use su(8) -- note that ALT still holds to
> how it was written down back then and our su(8) insists that
> only the "su -" form resets the environment variables including
> PATH and HOME to correspond to the target user's settings,
> "su" keeps those.
> Some of us still prefer to set su(8)'s permissions so that it's
> not a SUID binary anymore through:
> # control su restricted
> and using sshd to switch to root via their ssh keypair with its
> passphrase, optionally with ssh-agent and ssh-askpass (e.g.,
> run ssh-keygen -t ed25519 and add the resulting pubkey line
> to /root/.ssh/authorized_keys and then ssh root at localhost).
> > So far I have not been able to fix this issue and for now,
> > at least, I have had to install another operating system,
> > Arcolinux, in the meantime.
> > 
> > I would like to be able to reinstall sometime ALT Linux but
> > need to be able to use the terminal. Any ideas on how to fix
> > this ? 
> Just use the terminal but set up sudo if you need;
> through visudo(8), maybe in a form like this:
> # EDITOR=mcedit visudo
> See also:
> * http://altlinux.org/su- (in Russian though)
> * http://en.altlinux.org/control
> * man sudo.conf
> * man visudo
> > Thanks so much. Otherwise, a great distro !!
> > Happy New Year to you all.
> Wish you a Happy New Year and merry Christmas, mate :-)

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