[sudo-users] Latest Stable release for SUDO

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Mon Apr 11 10:58:45 EDT 2011

On Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:12:34 +0530, Rakesh Rajasekharan wrote:

> I have been using the Sudo 1.6.9p13 version for quite some time now and
> would like to upgrade to the latest stable release. I tried to compile the
> 1.0.8 version but the compiled binary did not work as expected. Can someone
> please let me know the stable release of SUDO to I could be taken up for
> compilation.

The latest stable version of sudo is 1.8.1.  There are also binary
packages available at http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/download.html#binary
The sudo 1.7.x branch is in maintenance mode and will only receive
bug fixes (not new features).  The sudo 1.6.x branch is no longer
supported.  Note that there are a lot of changes in sudo 1.8.x
compared to earlier versions.  You should always read the UPGRADE
file (located in the doc directory for sudo 1.8.x) when upgrading

> Also, the letter "p" that follows the version number , has that got any
> significance in determing a stable release.

That indicates a patchlevel.

 - todd

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