If you receive the error message “Fix: is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported,” it means that you are not authorized to use the sudo command. This can be caused by a number of factors, but the most common is simply that you are not included in the sudoers file. To fix this, you will need to edit the sudoers file and add your username.
Fix: is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
What is the sudoers file?
The sudoers file is a special file on Linux and Unix-like systems that allows certain users to execute commands as superuser or with elevated privileges. sudoers is located at /etc/sudoers.
When a user tries to run a command with sudo, the system checks the sudoers file to determine whether the user is allowed to run the command with superuser privileges. If the user is not allowed, the system will display a message saying that the user is not in the sudoers file. This message is often seen as an error, but it simply means that the user does not have the necessary privileges to run the command.
There are a few ways to fix this error. One is to add the user to the sudoers file. This can be done by editing the file with a text editor like nano or vi. Another way is to use the visudo command, which is a utility specifically for editing the sudoers file.
If you are not familiar withsudo or the sudoers file, it is best to ask your system administrator for help.
How to fix the “sudoers file” error?
If you receive the error message “is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported,” this means that you do not have the necessary privileges to execute a command with the sudo command. To fix this, you will need to edit the sudoers file.
The sudoers file is located at /etc/sudoers. To edit this file, you will need to use a text editor such as vi or nano. For example, to edit the file with nano, you would type the following into the terminal:
sudo nano /etc/sudoers
Once you have the file open, you will need to add your username to the end of the file. For example, if your username is “johndoe,” you would add the following line to the end of the file:
johndoe ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
Save and close the file, then try running the sudo command again.
Why is this error reported?
This error is reported because the user is not in the sudoers file. The sudoers file is a list of users who are allowed to use the sudo command. To fix this, the user must be added to the sudoers file.
1. Check if you have the necessary permissions
If you’re trying to run a sudo command and you get the following error message:
“is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.”
This means that you don’t have the necessary permissions to run the command as sudo. In order to fix this, you’ll need to add your user to the sudoers file.
2. Add your user to the sudoers file
You can do this by running the following command:
This will open up the sudoers file in the vi editor. Press the “i” key to enter insert mode.
Then, scroll down until you find the following line:
root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
Above this line, add the following:
YOURUSERNAME ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
replacing YOURUSERNAME with your actual username.
Once you’ve added this line, press the “esc” key to exit insert mode. Then, type “:wq” to save and quit the file.
3. Try running the command again
After you’ve added your user to the sudoers file, try running the command again. It should now work without any errors.
It is important to remember that the sudoers file is a critical part of the Linux security model. Without it, sudo would not be able to function properly. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to edit the sudoers file, be sure to use caution and consult with a Linux administrator before making any changes.