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This is Sudo version 1.6.9 The sudo philosophy =================== Sudo is a program designed to allow a sysadmin to give limited root privileges to users and log root activity. The basic philosophy is to give as few privileges as possible but still allow people to get their work done. Where to find sudo ================== Before you try and build sudo, *please* make sure you have the current version. The latest sudo may always be gotten via anonymous ftp from ftp.sudo.ws in the directory /pub/sudo/. The distribution is sudo-M.m.tar.gz where `M' is the major version number and `m' is the minor version number. BETA versions of sudo may also be available. If you join the `sudo-workers' mailing list you will get the BETA announcements (see the `Mailing lists' section below). What's new ========== For a history of sudo please see the HISTORY file that came with this release. For a complete list of changes, see the CHANGES file. For a summary, see the web page, http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Sudo, please see the UPGRADE file. NOTE: Starting with sudo 1.5.7 the configuration method has changed significantly as compared to previous versions. All options are now set via the configure script. See the `INSTALL' file for a list of all the configure options. System requirements =================== To build sudo from the source distribution you need a machine running UN*X (most flavors of BSD, SYSV, or POSIX will do), a working C compiler, and the make utility. If you wish to modify the parser then you will need flex version 2.5.2 or later and either bison or byacc (sudo comes with a pre-flex'd tokenizer and pre-yacc'd grammar parser). You'll also have to uncomment a few lines from the Makefile or run configure with the --with-devel option. You can get flex via anonymous ftp from ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/pub/flex* as well as any GNU mirror. You can get GNU bison from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/bison/ or any GNU mirror. Building the release ==================== Please read the installation guide in the `INSTALL' file before trying to build sudo. Copyright ========= Sudo is distributed under an ISC-style license. Please refer to the `LICENSE' file included with the release for details. Mailing lists ============= sudo-announce This list receives announcements whenever a new version of sudo is released. http://www.sudo.ws/mailman/listinfo/sudo-announce sudo-users This list is for questions and general discussion about sudo. http://www.sudo.ws/mailman/listinfo/sudo-users sudo-workers This list is for people working on and porting sudo. http://www.sudo.ws/mailman/listinfo/sudo-workers To subscribe to a list, visit its url (as listed above) and enter your email address to subscribe. Digest versions are available but these are fairly low traffic lists so the digest versions are not a significant win. Mailing list archives are also available. See the mailing list web sites for the appropriate links. Web page ======== There is a sudo `web page' at http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/ that contains an overview of sudo as well as pointers to BETA versions and other useful info. Bug reports =========== A list of known bugs may be found in the `BUGS' file. If you have found what you believe to be a bug, you can file a bug report with the sudo bug database, on at web at http://www.sudo.ws/bugs/. Please read over the `TROUBLESHOOTING' file *before* submitting a bug report. When reporting bugs, please be sure to include the version of sudo you are using as well as the platform you are running it on.