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Topic # 31037 2-Mar-2009 17:48
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Hey guys,
this started happening about a week ago but it seems on my trixbox server that the sudo command doesn't work anymore. A few things have stopped working properly in the Web UI and whenever I use it infront of a command in the console I get this:

[titan.pbs.local ~]# sudo passwd
-bash: sudo: command not found

This is from system info:

Kernel Version2.6.18-53.1.4.el5 (SMP)
Distro Name CentOS release 5 (Final)


Any ideas?






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  Reply # 198925 3-Mar-2009 11:22

type 'which sudo' to search your PATH environment variable for the sudo command. not unlike Windows, there is a PATH enviornment that is searched for the command you try and execute. Except for fixing the PATH (in ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc per user) to include /usr/sbin or wherever your sudo command is, you could just stipulate the full path, ie "/usr/sbin/sudo <command>"

You don't need to use sudo if you are root already. The # in [hostname cwd]# indicates you are root already. Use 'sudo -s' to login to root from a user shell.

if you can't find sudo a quick and dirty search should turf it up: 'find /usr |grep sudo'




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  Reply # 198984 3-Mar-2009 15:59
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Thanks for the response, unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to try it as I simply downloaded a new VM appliance and did a backup/restore which took all of 15mins (you've gotta love virtulisation). It's just so frustrating when things like this happen as they are often so hard to troubleshoot.

Thanks again!





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  Reply # 201169 14-Mar-2009 11:05

Zeon:

Hey guys,
this started happening about a week ago but it seems on my trixbox server that the sudo command doesn't work anymore. A few things have stopped working properly in the Web UI and whenever I use it infront of a command in the console I get this:

[titan.pbs.local ~]# sudo passwd
-bash: sudo: command not found

This is from system info:

Kernel Version2.6.18-53.1.4.el5 (SMP)
Distro Name CentOS release 5 (Final)


Any ideas?


 

it seems you are trying to run sudo under root already (look at the prompt). you can also try back up then delete /var/run/sudo folder. because in that folder stored the sudo timestamp. if for some reasone BIOS time setting was changed, sudo will complain.


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