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Subject: Re: [boost] Getting Started Testing with Linux virtual machine on Windows host
From: Jonathan Wakely (jwakely.boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-18 20:13:31

On 18 December 2013 22:22, Bjørn Roald wrote:
> On 12/18/2013 10:01 PM, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
>> On 17 December 2013 14:33, Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> Seems a bit simpler to recommend "sudo mv b2 /usr/bin", although I don't
>>> feel strongly about that.
>> If your docs are specific to Ubuntu then it doesn't really matter, but
>> not all distros support "sudo make me a sandwich" out of the box. On
>> my Fedora systems I would get this:
>> $ sudo mv b2 /usr/bin
>> [sudo] password for redi:
>> Sorry, user redi is not allowed to execute '/bin/mv b2 /usr/bin' as
>> root on moria.localdomain.
> Are you sure you would have this problem if you run Fedora in a virtual
> machine you created,

I haven't tried, but are you suggesting the default sudoers file is
different if Fedora is installed in a VM? How does the OS know it's
running as a VM guest?

> You would have full root access, wouldn't you?

No, not as a non-root user you create. Not by default anyway.

I think you can make "sudo make me a sandwich" work by creating the
user as an Administrator during the Fedora installation process, which
causes the user to be added to the 'wheel' group.

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