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What's the best way to upgrade the sudo from 1.7.2 by default to 1.8.1 or above? I've an auditing program that required sudo 1.8.1 or above. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. Thanks a lot.

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What auditing program? The creator of that program might have a sollution for older Ubuntu versions. –  Rinzwind Oct 22 '12 at 8:35

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In general you can use newer versions by installing the package for it from a newer Ubuntu. Precise uses 1.8.3 so download the package for that release and install it.

The package is rather vital for a correct working of Ubuntu so prepare for things to break. If your system is a production server I would advice to first test this on another server where you can play and break.

If at any way possible I would also consider upgrading/updating to the new LTS to prevent similar problems in the future.

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