madharry
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sudo: gid problem?

Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:39 pm

when I run sudo I get the following error

pi$ sudo

sudo: gid=%}: invalid value
sudo: unable to initialize policy plugin

pi$ ls -als /etc/sudoers

4 -r--r----- 1 root root 670 Mar 6 22:04 /etc/sudoers

does anyone have any bright ideas?
TIA

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jostle
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Re: sudo: gid problem?

Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:49 pm

Looks like your /etc/sudoers file has been corrupted or perhaps one of the files in /etc/sudoers.d.
Use

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sudo visudo
to edit the /etc/sudoers file or

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sudo nano /etc/sudoers.d/<filename>
to edit the others.

My /etc/sudoers looks like this

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#
# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
#
# Please consider adding local content in /etc/sudoers.d/ instead of
# directly modifying this file.
#
# See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.
#
Defaults        env_reset
Defaults        mail_badpass
Defaults        secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"

# Host alias specification

# User alias specification

# Cmnd alias specification

# User privilege specification
root    ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

# Allow members of group sudo to execute any command
%sudo   ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

# See sudoers(5) for more information on "#include" directives:

#includedir /etc/sudoers.d
Have Fun ...

madharry
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Re: sudo: gid problem?

Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:13 pm

Thanks for the input.

The sudoers file checked out, the sudoers.d directory had nothing unusual, and the permissions all appeared ok.

In the end I backed up essential files and reformatted the SD card with the latest NOOBS download.

Problem sorted!

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Re: sudo: gid problem?

Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:44 am

madharry wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:13 pm
In the end I backed up essential files and reformatted the SD card with the latest NOOBS download.
You'd have been better off (and saved 1.3GB of space) with plain Raspbian.
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