Friday, May 14, 2010

sudo sucks

sudo helpfully won't let you do anything as root anymore if you disturb its precious 440 permissions. Because, you know, having root be able to write the file would be INSECURE. FML.

Edit: Whee!! It even helpfully segfaults on karmic:


$ sudo bash
sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0640, should be 0440
Segmentation fault

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You Sir. are correct. Sudo is a piece of garbage, suitable only for idiots. I have 25 years experience with the UNIX (and later Linux) operating system. It's a Microsoft UAC wannabe, designed to "idiot proof" Linux for people who have no business ever touching a Linux system, much less having root access. It's designed for careless fools, who as I stated, have no business at all even being in the same room as a Linux box.

Created by idiots FOR careless idiots. The "dumbing down of Linux" to the level of Microsoft, was bound to happen I suppose. It is really sad, nevertheless.