Weird problem with non-root user

Chhaya, Harshal hchhaya at
Tue Aug 22 17:40:05 EDT 2000


I am using sudo 1.6.3p5 on a Red Hat 6.1 system to allow one specific user
to run scripts in another non-root users directory.

The particular command is a perl script that spawns multiple copies of
itself and does various networking tasks as a daemon.

If I use,

[user1 at host]% sudo -u user2 ~user2/

the script seems to start OK but does not spawn any children. It also does
not write to a log file that exists in ~user2. For all practical purposes,
it is as if the command failed.

The command works as expected when I login as user2 and run the command
[user2 at host]% ./

I did not change any options during the configure and make stage.

Any hints on how to get sudo to do what I want?

Thanks much,

Harshal Chhaya
Phone:  (972)917-2592       Texas Instruments Inc.
Fax:  (972)917-7103         7800 Banner Dr, MS 3908
hchhaya at              Dallas, TX 75251
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