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Bug 228534 - sudo requires a tty even with NOPASSWD
Summary: sudo requires a tty even with NOPASSWD
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sudo
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-13 17:19 UTC by Karsten Hopp
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-02-15 14:05:40 UTC

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Description Karsten Hopp 2007-02-13 17:19:56 UTC
Description of problem:
try the following:
- create a user 'build'
- give that user full sudo for yum without prompting for a password:
  echo "build ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/yum" >> /etc/sudoers
(Don't do this at home, giving full yum sudo to any user is a bad idea)
- cat > /tmp/ << EOF
sudo -l
- chmod a+x /tmp/
- su - build -c /tmp/
sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo

this is wrong, sudo doesn't need a tty here as it doesn't need a password

Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2007-02-15 14:05:40 UTC
Ok, I've found out in the meantime that this was changed intentionally in FC-6.
Workaround is the following line in /etc/sudoers:

Defaults:build    !requiretty

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