[sudo-users] Can I distribute the sudoers file as an rpm????

Russell Van Tassell russell+sudo-users at loosenut.com
Tue Jul 19 15:42:02 EDT 2005

On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 11:17:53AM +0100, Wes Armour wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to distribute our sudoers file using an rpm package.
>   [...]
> When I try to install the rpm I get:
> file /etc/sudoers from install of diamond-sudoers-0.1-1 conflicts with
> file from package sudo-1.6.7p5-30.1.1

Sounds like it's conflicting with the distribution's instance of the
file... myself, I distribute the sudoers file in the distribution as a
sudoers.dist file, copy it over if it doesn't already exist, then use a
distribution mechanism such as scp or something more automated such as
cfengine or the like to keep the distributed sudoers file up-to-date.

Hope that somehow helps as an alternative...


Russell M. Van Tassell
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