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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Update to /etc/sudoers disables wheel users!!!
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 21:13:26
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Update to /etc/sudoers disables wheel users!!! by Grant Taylor
1 On Wed, 26 Oct 2022 14:17:30 -0600, Grant Taylor wrote:
3 > On 10/26/22 2:08 PM, Neil Bothwick wrote:
4 > > So they have root access, nothing has changed. How they get root
5 > > access is irrelevant, just that they have it.
6 >
7 > No, how they get root access is not irrelevant.
8 >
9 > If your only access to root is via sudo and you break sudo you no
10 > longer have root access.
11 >
12 > If you don't have root access through something other than sudo, you
13 > can't fix your sudo (from your existing system).
15 They and you are different people. You are looking at it from the
16 perspective of a user accidentally locking themself out of the system, so
17 su is the best way to be able to fix it. I agree with you there. I was
18 looking at it from the perspective of a third party changing sudo right
19 without your consent. We were at cross purposes.
22 --
23 Neil Bothwick
25 "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when
26 we created them." (Albert Einstein)


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Re: [gentoo-user] Update to /etc/sudoers disables wheel users!!! Grant Taylor <gtaylor@×××××××××××××××××××××.net>