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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Update to /etc/sudoers disables wheel users!!!
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 11:31:23
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Update to /etc/sudoers disables wheel users!!! by Ramon Fischer
1 On Wed, Oct 26, 2022 at 3:42 AM Ramon Fischer <Ramon_Fischer@×××××××.de> wrote:
2 >
3 > I do not know, what the developers were thinking to encourage the user
4 > to edit a default file, which gets potentially overwritten after each
5 > package update...
6 >
7 > "etc-update" helps to have an eye on, but muscle memory and fast fingers
8 > are sometimes faster.
10 The Gentoo preference tends to be to follow upstream. So if sudo
11 upstream distributes a file like this that has comments encouraging
12 users to edit it, then that is likely how Gentoo will ship it. If
13 sudo switched to moving everything into an include-based system
14 UPSTREAM then Gentoo would probably start shipping that. If you look
15 at the sudo ebuild you'll see that the config files are 100% upstream.
17 If you look at things like systemd units or udev rules they're much
18 more include-oriented, as this is the upstream preference.
20 Gentoo has emphasized using config file protection early on, and
21 doesn't have any official preference for using included config
22 directories distro-wide. Portage has been moving in this direction
23 for a while though (for the stuff in /etc/portage).
25 --
26 Rich


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Re: [gentoo-user] Update to /etc/sudoers disables wheel users!!! Ramon Fischer <Ramon_Fischer@×××××××.de>