[sudo-workers] sudo 1.8.9b1 released

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Nov 27 08:10:47 MST 2013

The first beta version of sudo 1.8.9b1 is now available.  See the
list of major changes below for details.


Binary packages:

For a list of download mirror sites, see:

Sudo web site:

Sudo web site mirrors:

Major changes between sudo 1.8.8 and 1.8.9b1:

 * Custom linked list and tail queues have been replaced with
   BSD queue.h versions.

 * Reworked sudo's main event loop to use a simple event subsystem
   using poll(2) or select(2) as the back end.

 * It is now possible to statically compile the sudoers plugin into
   the sudo binary without disabling shared library support.  The
   sudo.conf file may still be used to configure other plugins.

 * Sudo can be compiled again with a C preprocessor that does not
   support variadic macros.

 * Visudo can now export a sudoers file in JSON format.

 * Portability fixes for Tru64 UNIX and HP-UX.

 * Fixes bugs #621, #622, #623, #624

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