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Old 02-14-2019, 01:16 PM   #1
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sudo editor conundrum on OpenIndiana

When I run visudo as root on OpenIndiana, it responds with an error:
visudo: no editor found (editor path = /usr/bin/vi)
So I installed vi (though /usr/bin/vi is actually a symbolic link to vim).

But it keeps giving me the same failure. I tried setting EDITOR and VISUDO_EDITOR in the environment, but still no joy.

How can I run visudo to enable sudo for my non-root user?
Old 02-15-2019, 01:03 PM   #2
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I solved this by creating a one-line file in /etc/sudoers.d:
myuser ALL=(ALL) ALL
Command "visudo -c -f FILE" works to check the format, but I still can't edit with visudo.


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