Help: ownership problem of $LFS/tools

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at
Thu Jun 18 12:51:57 PDT 2009

Ken Moffat wrote:


>  Can you get a root login shell by using 'sudo /bin/bash', and from there do
> things in the way that the book says ?
>  I understand the attraction of 'sudo' for regular distributions, but
> configuring
> /etc/sudoers is always a compromise between functioality and security.  When
> the aim is to use a distro as a host to build a new LFS system, actually
> becoming root is far more straightforward.

There may be an issue here, where 'sudo' is not actually a separate
program, in which case

"bash sudo <something>"

is different from

"sudo bash <something>"

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