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Bdale Garbee 02-09-2011 08:53 PM

Bug#612532: sudo: prompts despite unmodified /etc/sudoers on upgrade
On Wed, 9 Feb 2011 03:25:23 -0600, Jonathan Nieder <> wrote:
> Bdale, if nothing happens in that front soon, the simplest workaround
> might be to teach sudo to use ucf. Not a dependency I like, but so it
> goes. Would you be interested in a patch doing that?


This is a one-time-transition issue. If there's some clever thing that
could be done, for example in the preinst, to help the packaging system
not need to prompt on upgrades that cross this transition, I'd be happy
to do it. But, given my understanding of how things work and my
experiences "trying to be clever" handling the sudoers file in previous
releases of sudo, I currently believe the best option is to just leave
this alone and let users be potentially confused one time each as they
upgrade sudo across this boundary.


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