Insufficient privileges?

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Mon Apr 18 10:44:14 PDT 2011

On Apr 18, 2011, at 1:30 PM, John B Brown wrote:
> 	I've found the 'native' sudo to be insufficient. My solution is a complete compile and install right over the Apple version.

I highly recommend that no one ever do this.

If you replace Apple software with your own software, things may work. Things may also break unexpectedly.

Things probably will break in the future (as any future Apple software update may replace or remove your software).

> The important setting in the configure line is --with-exempt=[group] to get a fully useful sudo without the necessity of using 'su.'

That configure flag lets a group use sudo without entering a password and has nothing to do with using 'su' or not.

Both what you describe as wanting (be able to use sudo without 'su'-ing to someone else), and what you describe setting (being able to use sudo without entering a password) can be configured in sudo's configuration file /etc/sudoers

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