Insufficient privileges?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Mon Apr 18 11:24:55 PDT 2011

On 4/18/2011 2:15 PM, John B Brown wrote:
> However, claiming the sky will fall if you chose what you want in 
> your computer is ridiculous! Recompile fixes a myriad of "Apple
> knows best" crap.

And also sets the stage for future problems.

> Or did you invest in that expensive CS degree to stop thinking?

This seems unnecessarily combatative.

First understand the problem, understand the consequences of your
solution, then decide whether to try applying the fix.  That seems to be
good counsel here.

I have no horse in the race: whether someone else wants to replace
Apple's sudo with their own makes not a whit of difference in my life.
And so, I'll refrain from giving advice except to say that yes,
replacing Apple-provided binaries with your own can cause major problems
with upgrades.  The risk of this happening must be weighed against the
inconvenience of using Apple's sudo.  If the risk calculation is in
favor of replacing sudo, then replace it: otherwise, don't.

I don't understand what's so difficult.

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