John B Brown
jbb at vcn.com
Mon Apr 18 10:30:59 PDT 2011
I've found the 'native' sudo to be insufficient. My solution is a complete
compile and install right over the Apple version. The important setting in the
configure line is --with-exempt=[group] to get a fully useful sudo without the
necessity of using 'su.' You get to do it all as yourself if you are a member of
[group]. It has worked through three OS upgrades.
I currently use Sudo version 1.7.4p4.
Scott Webster wrote:
> Is your user an administrator? If not, you need to su to an
> administrator user before using sudo.
> On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 5:51 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
>> On Apr 17, 2011, at 16:27, earachefl wrote:
>>> I'm trying to install ImageMagick on 10.5 , using "$magick> sudo port install
>>> ImageMagick" and get error message: "Error: Insufficient privileges to write
>>> to MacPorts install prefix." I've run sudo port selfupdate already. What
>>> should I try? Thanks!
>> Curious. You'd think with sudo you'd be getting root privileges which should be able to do *anything*.
>> Have you set macportsuser to something (other than root) in macports.conf?
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