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Old 10-02-2003, 09:53 AM   #1
mla
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need help with sudo


Hello,
this is my sudoers file. "Test" is the member of "wheel".

# User privilege specification
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
test ALL=(ALL) ALL
# Uncomment to allow people in group wheel to run all commands
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL


Here I try to use sudo with root password. Where is the problem?

login as: test
Sent username "test"
test@10.0.0.50's password:
[test@RH9 test]$ sudo shutdown -h now
Password:
Sorry, try again.
Password:

And why when I use su I get :

[test@RH9 test]$ su
Password:
[root@RH9 test]# cd /
[root@RH9 /]# shutdown -h now
bash: shutdown: command not found
[root@RH9 /]#

When I log as root, sure I can shutdown -h now

Thanks.
Michael.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 11:03 AM   #2
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Try 'su -'; this gives the superuser the same PATH as root; otherwise, you need to do /sbin/shutdown
 
Old 10-02-2003, 11:09 AM   #3
mla
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Sorry,
I didn't check previous posts.
With sudo we have to use USER password!!!
I still cannot "shutdown -h now" with sudo and su

Are there some limitations for sudo and su even if
# User privilege specification
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
test ALL=(ALL) ALL
# Uncomment to allow people in group wheel to run all commands
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

and
[test@RH9 test]$ su
Password:
[root@RH9 test]# cd /
[root@RH9 /]# shutdown -h now
bash: shutdown: command not found
[root@RH9 /]#

login as: test
Sent username "test"
test@10.0.0.50's password:
[test@RH9 test]$ sudo shutdown -h now
Password:
sudo: shutdown: command not found
[test@RH9 test]$ login as: test
Password: Login timed out after 60 seconds
[test@RH9 test]$


Thanks.
Michael.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 11:21 AM   #4
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Did you check that /sbin was in your test's user PATH definition? /sbin is were shutdown is and as sudo uses your user's environment it may cause sudo to miss the shutdown command.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 12:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help.
su - worked.
/sbin worked
 
  


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