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Re: editing /etc/sudoers

From: Quiliro's lists
Subject: Re: editing /etc/sudoers
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:34:46 -0700

El 2019-06-17 02:17, Andreas Enge escribió:
> Hello,
> On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 06:20:54PM -0500, Jeff Bauer wrote:
>> Okay, to make it more clear: I was having a problem
>> trying to use visudo on a native Guix System.  The
>> visudo packaged with the Guix System cannot actually
>> edit a sudoers file because it relies on /usr/bin/vi,
>> but it can be used as a command line validation checker.
> maybe my reply is off-topic and does not solve your problem, but to just
> give sudoer capabilities to a user, it is enough to add them to the "wheel"
> group in the system declaration, with something like:
> (operating-system
>   (users (cons* (user-account
>                  (name "andreas")
>                  (comment "Andreas Enge")
>                  (group "users")
>                  (supplementary-groups '("wheel"))
>                  (home-directory "/home/andreas"))
>                 %base-user-accounts))
>   ...
> This is in line with the principle that "global" files should not be edited,
> but instead be declared in some way in the operating system definition.
> For more sophisticated uses, the file could be declared in the operating
> system definition, I suppose, but I have no experience with this.
> Andreas

Exactly: if you are using GuixSD, you do not use visudo; you use what
Andreas proposes. If you are using just Guix, then you use visudo from
the distro you are on.

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