The sudo philosophy =================== Sudo is a program designed to allow a sysadmin to give limited root privileges to users and log root activity. The basic philosophy is to give as few privileges as possible but still allow people to get their work done. Where to find sudo ================== Before you try and build sudo, *please* make sure you have the current version. The latest sudo may always be gotten via anonymous ftp from ftp.sudo.ws in the directory /pub/sudo/ or from the sudo web site, http://www.sudo.ws/ The distribution is sudo-M.m.tar.gz where `M' is the major version number and `m' is the minor version number. BETA versions of sudo may also be available. If you join the `sudo-workers' mailing list you will get the BETA announcements (see the `Mailing lists' section below). What's new ========== See the NEWS file for a list of major changes in this release. For a complete list of changes, see the ChangeLog file. For a summary of major changes to the current stable release, see the web page, http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/stable.html. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Sudo, please see the UPGRADE file in the doc directory. For a history of sudo please see the HISTORY file in the doc directory. You can find a list of contributors to sudo in the doc/CONTRIBUTORS file. Building the release ==================== Please read the installation guide in the `INSTALL' file before trying to build sudo. Pay special attention to the "OS dependent notes" section. Copyright ========= Sudo is distributed under an ISC-style license. Please refer to the `LICENSE' file included with the release for details. Mailing lists ============= sudo-announce This list receives announcements whenever a new version of sudo is released. http://www.sudo.ws/mailman/listinfo/sudo-announce sudo-users This list is for questions and general discussion about sudo. http://www.sudo.ws/mailman/listinfo/sudo-users sudo-workers This list is for people working on and porting sudo. http://www.sudo.ws/mailman/listinfo/sudo-workers sudo-commits This list receives a message for each commit made to the sudo source repository. http://www.sudo.ws/mailman/listinfo/sudo-commits To subscribe to a list, visit its url (as listed above) and enter your email address to subscribe. Digest versions are available but these are fairly low traffic lists so the digest versions are not a significant win. Mailing list archives are also available. See the mailing list web sites for the appropriate links. Web page ======== There is a sudo web page at http://www.sudo.ws/ that contains an overview of sudo, documentation, downloads, a bug tracker, information about beta versions and other useful info. Bug reports =========== If you have found what you believe to be a bug, you can file a bug report in the sudo bug database, on the web at http://www.sudo.ws/bugs/. Please read over the `TROUBLESHOOTING' file in the doc directory *before* submitting a bug report. When reporting bugs, please be sure to include the version of sudo you are using as well as the platform you are running it on.