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Re: How does sudo work these days in F10 ?



With Fedora, sudo asks for the root password, which is the correct way.

With UBUNTU, it asks for the user password, which means that you cannot let others share your logon id and password.

Shame on Ubuntu.

With both, once in root terminal you can use the "passwd root"   command to set a root password. From there on, you may log into the system with ctl-alt fx (x from 2 to 7) if Fedora, or 1 through 6, if other system. 

--- On Fri, 1/30/09, Matthew Flaschen <matthew flaschen gatech edu> wrote:
From: Matthew Flaschen <matthew flaschen gatech edu>
Subject: Re: How does sudo work these days in F10 ?
To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
Date: Friday, January 30, 2009, 3:54 PM

Frank Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 13:12:24 -0700
> Linuxguy123 wrote:
>
>> How does sudo work these days in F10 ?
>
> Pretty much the same as it always has.
>
> Why isn't this asking me for the root password ?
>
> Because it's asking for your user password. That's what sudo
does. If you
> want to use the root password, use "su -c command" instead of
sudo.

Or use rootpw in /etc/sudoers

Matt Flaschen

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