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hey all, I've been on kind of a rant lately with permissions questions and I think I'm nearing the end. I've been trying to give one of my users sudo permissions so I put them in the wheel group and changed the sudoers file to reflect such. when I try to run anything under sudo, I get the following message. I looked around the forum for answers but can't really find anything. Can anyone help? thanks again.
sudo: /etc/sudoers is owned by gid 10, should be 0
wait can't chmod change owner, i think i did that when i was deleting tmp folder and coudln't login due to insufficient error, in terminal the problem was seen as a permissions/allow error,, so i chmod 1777 tmp and then i was up and running, hmmm...i think i got myself confused now.. :/
If you want members of the wheel group to be able to run sudo commands add an entry in the sudoers file for them using visudo to edit (either via sudo or as root):
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL
Group to assign permissions Machine=(user to run command as) Command(s) to run
Damn, I was a bit slow with my typing!
i myself thought i had it right, but i myself was following the error to change user to 0 but ahhh now i get what the error was saying darn it, OWNED BY USER 0 which is root, ahhh! root i mis-read the prompt but i was close i'll remember that the next time it comes for an asnwer or incase I myself have any trouble..
Sweet btmiller, that worked beautifully. So what I am seeing is that the file was not owned by root anymore for some reason. Wheel group owned it.
that being the case, if I am a member of wheel group, why wouldn't it work anyway. Is it because wheel group is lower on the pole than root?
thanks again for solving the problem.
IIRC, sudo checks the permissions of the sudoers file and if they are not what they should be, the program will refuse to work. This is meant to avoid situations where a careless admin would allow non-root users to edit sudoers and thus elevate their privileges.