[sudo-users] Password rejected, sudousers correct?

Galen Johnson Galen.Johnson at sas.com
Mon Jan 30 09:31:31 EST 2006

You should only be using root's password if you are sudoing AS root...if you are sudoing TO root, use YOUR password.
So oliver should be using Oliver's password, bobo will use Bobo's password, etc when prompted by sudo for the password.


-----Original Message-----
From: sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com [mailto:sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com] On Behalf Of Oliver Iberien
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2006 1:50 AM
To: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: [sudo-users] Password rejected, sudousers correct?


I've just installed Mandriva 2006, and edited the users file with visudo:

# User privilege specification
root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
oliver  ALL=(ALL) ALL
# Uncomment to allow people in group wheel to run all commands
 %adm   ALL=(ALL)       ALL

sudo keeps rejecting the root password anyway. In the troubleshooting FAQ, 
there is some stuff about "shadow passwords," which I think are standard for 
linux(?). It says to look in a conf.h file that I can't find.  The 
instructions that follow are beyond me. 

I can't imagine I am the only person with this problem, but Google and your 
archives turn up nothing. Any help would be much appreciated. Please cc: my 
address in your reply; I'm not on the list. 


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