[sudo-users] Latest Stable release for SUDO

Henry W. Peters hwpeters at jamadots.com
Mon Apr 11 11:08:59 EDT 2011

How does one tell the version number installed? I.e., what is the 
command? I tried 'sudo -v' & simply got sudoed... so to speak (I was 
just guessing this '-v' would be the version).


On 04/11/2011 10:58 AM, Todd C. Miller wrote:
> 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
> sudo.
>> Also, the letter "p" that follows the version number , has that got any
>> significance in determing a stable release.
> That indicates a patchlevel.
>   - todd

More information about the sudo-users mailing list