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Re: editing /etc/sudoers

From: John Soo
Subject: Re: editing /etc/sudoers
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:16:50 -0700

Thanks Jeff,

Sounds good. Do you think this thread is effectively solved, then? You might 
consider opening a bug report for visudo. 

- John

> On Jun 17, 2019, at 11:02 AM, Jeff Bauer <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 10:03:20AM -0700, John Soo wrote:
>>   Sorry this is so confusing. Let me know if I’m missed something since
>>   I’ve been half-following this thread. I think what you may want to do
>>   is use the sudoers-file field when specifying your operating system
>>   rather than using visudo to edit the file. This way you will have
>>   persistent and declarative specification for the sudoers file. The
>>   sudoers-file field allows you to place an arbitrary file-like object in
>>   it, so you can put whatever you want to add using visudo there and it
>>   will work the same. Check the manual for
>>   reference: [1]
>>   rating_002dsystem-Reference.html#operating_002dsystem-Reference
> John,
> Correct, I got my local sudoers working a few
> days ago, so there's no longer any confusion on
> my end (but thanks for your reply).
> However, guix's visudo should probably be patched
> to allow editing of a *local* ~/etc/sudoers file,
> which currently won't work because /usr/bin/vi
> appears to be hard-coded.
> -Jeff

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