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Bug 228534 - sudo requires a tty even with NOPASSWD
sudo requires a tty even with NOPASSWD
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sudo (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2007-02-13 12:19 EST by Karsten Hopp
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-02-15 09:05:40 EST
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Description Karsten Hopp 2007-02-13 12:19:56 EST
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/tst.sh << EOF
sudo -l
- chmod a+x /tmp/tst.sh
- su - build -c /tmp/tst.sh
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 09:05:40 EST
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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