[sudo-users] Sudo seems to run mail command and fails on read-only file system

Geoffrey Viljoen geoff at wilson-cooke.co.uk
Wed Dec 8 08:46:26 EST 2010

On 08/12/10 13:16, Todd C. Miller wrote:
>> >  Does anyone know what sudo might be attempting to do with the mail
>> >  command when I correctly authenticate?
> Sudo can be configured to send mail for all commands, check your
> sudoers file for the mail_always setting.

Thanks Todd.

Someone has managed to work out the root password for the particular 
machine and physically logging in as root still causes the mail/abort 
issue, so I think it's a base login problem. Not the fault of sudo at all.

Thank you kindly for the help.

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