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Jeremy
01-16-2005, 10:25 AM
Recently when I open the Terminal
at the prompt: [My-G4:~] Me% sudo pico
If I type: sudo pico
for instance and then return, I get the following:

sudo: /var/run/sudo writable by non-owner (040777), should be mode 0700

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these two things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.

Password:postdrop: warning: unable to look up public/pickup: No such file or directory

instead of the expected: Password: prompt.
How can I make the Terminal run normally?
I am Using Mac OS X 10.3.7

Any help would be appreciated óJeremy
PS
I see when I preview this post the colon and "P" after password changes to a smily.
Please interpret as a colon and "P". Thanks

sao
01-16-2005, 11:26 AM
Jeremy,

Please, read the following thread:
http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?p=109100

Jeremy
01-16-2005, 01:14 PM
Yes that helped, thanks.
In my case I had to set the private/var/run/sudo/ directory permissions
to 700 and root.
The 700 permissions is indicted in the first line of the Terminal response to sudo command in my original post.

So I changed the private/var/run/sudo/ directory permissions to:
Owner: root,
Group: daemon,
Giving read, write and execute permissions only to the Owner and nothing to the Group or Other.

It is interesting that I also have installed Darwinports but that was some time ago.
Incidentally
I did a search for Postdrop and Terminal before I posted but the "Strange terminal error: ???" thread did not show up for some reason.

sao
01-16-2005, 01:27 PM
Jeremy wrote:
I did a search for Postdrop and Terminal before I posted but the "Strange terminal error: ???" thread did not show up for some reason.
If you don't find what you're looking with the search engine of the forums, google (http://www.google.com/search?q=Postdrop:+warning:+unable+to+look+up+public/pickup:+No+such+file+or+directory&hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&start=30&sa=N) is your friend...;-)


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