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I chowned -R username /usr/lib and now i cannot sudo or do any thing really due to sudoers.so belonging to username.

How do i fix this and make /usr/lib owned by root again?

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Try with one of the following :

sudo chown [USERNAME]:root /usr/lib


sudo chmod 0755 /usr/lib

Use option -R with chown if its just for recursive.

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sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must be owned by uid 0 sudo: fatal error, unable to load plugins this is the error it gives me. I also cannot boot into recovery mode by holding shift. I think its because this instalation has been done on top of a w8 OEM laptop. any ideas? –  Henrik Harju Dec 12 '13 at 17:35
No. Someone has given that file ownership to the user with chown without -R. Before reinstall, just try with pkexec chown root /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so or pkexec chmod go-w /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so –  user224082 Dec 12 '13 at 17:54

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