[maemo-users] Visudo Help

From: Paul Klapperich maemo.org at bobpaul.org
Date: Thu Aug 16 06:37:31 EEST 2007
I'm not sure if it has visudo or not and my unit isn't handy, but here's a
safety net:

Install OpenSSH or Dropbear, then do
sudo gainroot
enter a root password

Now if you mess up your /etc/sudoers, you can always open Putty/Xterm on
your desktop and ssh into the root account using the root password you
created. Additionally, you could do the above without ssh, or with
/etc/ssh/sshd modified to disallow root login. You should be able to switch
to the root user using 'su' if you have a root password set and known. You
may need to add 'user' to the wheel group or something, though

Why did you change the permissions to sudoers in the first place? My mistake
is usually syntax errors inside /etc/sudoers. Oops.


On 8/15/07, Dr. Nicholas Shaw <Doc at docharley.com> wrote:
> Ok, after my major screw-up last week (I directly modified the sudoers
> file
> but failed to change the permissions back to 0444), I flashed to the
> newest
> OS upgrade and re-installed all of my applications.  Now I need to modify
> the sudoers file and plan to do it CORRECTLY this time, e.g. use visudo.
> Now my problem - I can't find visudo anywhere on the N800.  Is it
> available
> separately or am I just not looking in the right place? Or is there some
> other way that doesn't use visudo?
> I've looked in /usr/bin and /bin.
> Thanks much in advance!
> Nick.
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