HELP: sudo running on AIX

Victor Milone vmilone at
Tue Dec 19 13:11:50 EST 2000

Hi Folks:

We've run sudo version 1.3.1p14 (basic functionality)
on AIX 4.2.1 for years.  On AIX version 4.3.3,
we try one of the basic commands which is as follows:

dsmops_prod01[213]$/home/bin/sudo -v

Instead of being prompted for the password,
we get the following message:

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local Systems
Administrator. It usually boils down to these two things:

        #1) Respect the privacy of others.
        #2) Think before you type.


I've checked everything that I can find and compared
to the AIX version 4.2.1 system every aspect I can think
of, including:

- User attributes and definition
- Security, owner, group and content
 of the following:


   This includes copying these files from a
   working AIX version 4.2.1 system.

/home/bin/sudo -V returns the version, as it should.

/home/bin/sudo -l returns the program that the
user 'dsmops' is authorized to use.

Other than reinstalling from scratch, I'm out
of ideas.

I'd much appreciate any feedback.  If I have to
reinstall from scratch, where are the most complete
instructions found?


Victor Milone

Paine Webber
vmilone at

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