[maemo-developers] Strange message from autobuilder: ERROR running /etc/buildme.d/setup_build

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Wed Nov 4 17:19:57 EET 2009

ds wrote:
> [2009-11-04 16:35:01] Processing package vncviewer 0.6.3-fremantle3.
> Uploader: dschmicker, builder: builder1
> [2009-11-04 16:35:21] ERROR running /etc/buildme.d/setup_build:  
> We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
> Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
>     #1) Respect the privacy of others.
>     #2) Think before you type.
>     #3) With great power comes great responsibility.
> Password:
> ********
> I do not really understand, what it wants to say to me:-(

I recognise this message - it is the message which you get when you run
sudo (sometimes only the first time). The password is usually not needed
if your username is in the sudoers file. The lecture is not given every
time if you have "lecture=once" or "lecture=never" as options at the top
of the file /etc/sudoers.

So - the error message isn't weird, it merely indicates a call to sudo
with a UID which isn't in the sudoers file as not needing to enter their


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