Re: Running GParted and Synaptic without entering password
- Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 00:03:00 +0100
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Running GParted and Synaptic without entering password
On Sun 13 May 2018 at 08:18:26 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> The underlying problem is not understanding what I read concerning sudo &/or
> /etc/sudoers (*INCLUDING* man pages).
> Only *ONE* individual has physical access to my _personal_ machine.
Not an unusual view. Generally advanced by people who have little
appreciation of what is meant by administering a system and want
things their own way. A fuse blows in their house; easily solved
with a six inch nail as a replacement.
> Therefore, any distinction between 'richard' and 'root' is inherently
Both users can wallow in the same pool of ignorance, then.
Accepting the proposition richard could always operate as superuser.
Problem solved. Next, please.