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Old 05-15-2013, 05:16 AM   #1
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Talking "'user' has no sudo rights. This will be reported"


I've obviously missed some important details when I created my non-root account.

Could someone kindly set me straight on this so that I don't get into trouble?
 
Old 05-15-2013, 05:37 AM   #2
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What command were you running?

This should explain the message:
http://xkcd.com/838/
 
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:45 AM   #3
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I've obviously missed some important details when I created my non-root account.

Could someone kindly set me straight on this so that I don't get into trouble?
sudo gives a normal user power to insdtall software or make changes to the system, but in order for a usere to use sudo he /she must be part of the /etc/sudoers/group. In order to be included in the /etc/sudoers group you must edit it to include the user.
http://www.garron.me/en/linux/visudo...lt-editor.html

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Old 05-15-2013, 05:47 AM   #4
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What command were you running?

This should explain the message:
http://xkcd.com/838/
I used the sudo cmd to install some software.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 05:57 AM   #5
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see if user is part of sudoers group
Quote:
cat /etc/sudoers
 
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:04 AM   #6
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If it's your own computer, and you're the only user, then you don't really need sudo. If you're installing a Slackware package, log in as root:
Code:
su -
Enter root's password, then install:
Code:
installpkg packagename
Easy.
See:
Package management

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Old 05-15-2013, 06:30 AM   #7
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my computer

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If it's your own computer, and you're the only user, then you don't really need sudo. If you're installing a Slackware package, log in as root:
Code:
su -
Enter root's password, then install:
Code:
installpkg packagename
Easy.
See:
Package management

That makes sense.
Thanks brian, thanks one and all.
 
  


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