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Re: [opensuse-factory] sudo and makeSUSEdvd [Was: makeSUSEdvd error]
On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 12:24:58AM +0200, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> > On the other hand, you
> > are the first, and so far only, person who complained about this.
>
> I'm not complaining, I'm just mentioning a problem.

I do not see complaining to be something bad.

> It maybe because most people do not even know that SuSE configured sudo be
> default in a nonsecure way and didn't even look at it. The default is an
> "easy" default.

I don't know if all people who run the script only run SUSE. I have heard
from people running it on Debian and on Mandrake as well.

> > Due to the fact that you might need to enter you rootpassword twice, I
> > might be willing to let it be run as root.
>
> The other possibility would be to think what config line(s) could be set
> up in the sudoers file so that the script could run as "user". It might be
> possible. I haven't looked it up because first I would have to study the
> script and find out what exact commands does it need, and because it was
> faster for me to simply "su" and run it as root.

That would only complcate things. I am not going to write a script that
changes sudoers in any way. You would need to run that as root, making the
fact that you later can run it as user ineffective.

I would like to run things as user on a standard system. There could have
been a way out with the mounting. However now there is something else
added, so perhaps it is now better to run it as root.

That would need some rewriting, because the iso and other files must be
owned by a user, I think.

houghi
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