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"sudo" no longer gives full root access
Authored by: j0nathan on Oct 21, '01 06:05:44PM

I also installed over the top of a pretty customised installation (including PHP, mySQL). As with other comments, Apache failed to start. I attempted to edit httpd.conf using BBEdit opened via the command line using "sudo" (which has worked fine in 10.0.4). However, 10.1 refuses to give me root access to the file. It's the same with TextEdit, although functions that are limited to the command line seem to behave as expected with "sudo" (ie editing in emacs). Anyone else had the same?



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Solution
Authored by: j0nathan on Oct 31, '01 01:44:48PM

Thanks to jimr who elsewhere on the site points out that it's the security patch for 10.1 that prevents applications being opened with root privileges from the command line. The solution is to upgrade to BBEdit 6.5 which allows "unlocking" of system-owned files.



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