[sudo-users] Installing Packages as Another User With Sudo

Ricardo Grant rgrant at laurentian.ca
Fri Jul 13 11:29:54 MDT 2018

I have been trying and failing to set up the sudoers file so that I can run
apt/dpkg/etc as another user without sudo (root) access. Here is a snippet:

# Restrict the user "packager" to only installing packages on this machine
packager home = NOPASSWD: (root) /usr/bin/apt, (root) /usr/bin/aptitude,
(root) /usr/bin/dpkg

# Allow users to install packages via "packager"
granttrec home = (packager) /usr/bin/apt, (packager) /usr/bin/aptitude

The user packager was created as a system user and belongs to nogroup, I
tried adding thi user to the sudo group but no effect, the command I am
trying to run is:

sudo -u packager sudo aptitude install ...

Any Ideas?


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