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apt-get upgrade says sudo needs to be upgraded, is this correct?

I have a Ubuntu Server running 10.04 - to be precise, Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS according to lsb_release -a. I just ran sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade and got this output: Reading package ...
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Upgrade sudoer to 1.8.1 or above

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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how to restore boot folder?

No laughing! I just did sudo rm -vr /boot/*. Is there a way to restore the content? Just to clarify why I would do this: I have a SD-card with a boot-partition mounted at /media/boot that I wanted ...
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how to download a package with all required dependencies?

I want download ghc6. But, when I type sudo apt-get install ghc6 sudo apt-get -f install ghc6 sudo apt-get install --reinstal ghc6 it gives same error: Reading package lists... Done ...
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sudo -i only allows one argument

Is this normal? > sudo -u misc -i "ls" note test tmp > sudo -u misc -i "ls ~" -bash: ls ~: command not found > sudo -u misc -i "ls ~" -bash: ls ~: command not found > sudo -u misc -i ...
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Is there a difference between using setuid()/setgid() within a program and invoking it with sudo -u xxx -g xxx?

Consider this python script, which invokes HandBrakeCLI, a program that attempts to read from the dvd drive: invoke.py #!/usr/bin/python import sys import os import subprocess as subp import ...
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How do I switch default root authorization app?

Somehow I've messed everything up and when I open a program like time-admin and click "Click to make changes", it uses a Qt / KDE style interface rather than the Gtk style. Running gksudo ...
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sudo, su problems

During the installation process I was asked to set a password. I chose a password (a strong one) and everything goes smoothly every time I log in. Problems arise whenever I resort to "sudo" or "su" ...
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1answer
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Simple file doesn't run (command not found!)

Here in the screen shot, there is a window and terminal open. I am running on Ubuntu 10.04(kernel 2.6) LTS 64bit LiveCD session, and trying to run testDisk to recover my another formatted ...
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To be granted root rights while browsing files/directories with Nautilus 2.30

I'd like to know if there a way to be granted root rights while using Nautilus 2.30 ? For example I'd like to move some old folders of long unused users from the home directory - remains of previous ...
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I am in group root and cannot use synaptic or sudo

I do not know the root password. I am only in group root. How do I add myself to other groups? I am getting this error on trying to open root terminal: Failed to run ...
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3answers
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How to make sudo remember my password and how to add an application to startup

I guess this should be a simple thing for ubuntu users out there. I have two questions. Whenever I need to run some command that requires permission from root, I run as sudo followed by that ...
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Can't access any functions after chown command

I am not being to access any functions in my desktop and I don't have an OS besides Ubuntu and I am new to Ubuntu. I think I rebooted my computer thinking that Google Chrome crashed. I opened Google ...
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1answer
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GUI sudo not working?

I accidentally screwed up the groups for my main user by doing sudo usermod -G blah instead of sudo usermod -a -G blah. On realising this, I immediately rebooted into single user mode and added the ...