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upgrade sudo to last version

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hi,
how can one upgrade the sudo-utility to the last version on old system?

thanks in advance!

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Re: upgrade sudo to last version

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Hi, ckonn.

No problem, in the same way as all software gets updated to the most recent version, which is available in the official software repositories: via Update Manager.
With respect to sudo, the update happened only yesterday: sudo (1.8.21p2-3ubuntu1.1) to 1.8.21p2-3ubuntu1.2
And my machine is really old, 10 years.

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$ inxi -MS
System:    Host: unimatrix0 Kernel: 4.15.0-76-generic i686 bits: 32 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: N/A model: N/A serial: <root required> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 080015 date: 10/09/2009
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Re: upgrade sudo to last version

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sorry, i express myself not very correctly!
under 'old system' here was mean 'an-old-already-not-supported-version-of-linux-mint-operating-system'.

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ckonn wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:34 pm
sorry, i express myself not very correctly!
under 'old system' here was mean 'an-old-already-not-supported-version-of-linux-mint-operating-system'.
First of all: why are you trying to patch an insecure derelict?
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Pjotr wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:39 pm
ckonn wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:34 pm
sorry, i express myself not very correctly!
under 'old system' here was mean 'an-old-already-not-supported-version-of-linux-mint-operating-system'.
First of all: why are you trying to patch an insecure derelict?
for many reasons.
1 - have spend so much time to make a lot of individual settings and customizations
2 - not sure that the last mint version will run hassle-free on a specific hardware
3 - if it works, don't fix it!

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ckonn wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:50 pm
Pjotr wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:39 pm
ckonn wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:34 pm
sorry, i express myself not very correctly!
under 'old system' here was mean 'an-old-already-not-supported-version-of-linux-mint-operating-system'.
First of all: why are you trying to patch an insecure derelict?
for many reasons.
1 - have spend so much time to make a lot of individual settings and customizations
2 - not sure that the last mint version will run hassle-free on a specific hardware
3 - if it works, don't fix it!
Those are only good reasons if you never connect that machine to the internet. If you do connect it to the internet, it's a sure recipe for disaster. :shock:
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1) Take your existing home along to the next version, and your customizations will follow you.
2) Try it out from a live medium, and you will know.
3) You can't say that your current system is working. For one, it can't be updated.
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when my pc is connected to the internet i use only one app from the user space that need internet connection to work.
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ckonn wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:51 pm
when my pc is connected to the internet i use only one app from the user space.
Doesn't matter. You're still extremely vulnerable in several ways.

Get wise. Upgrade to a supported Mint version.
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ckonn wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:34 pm
under 'old system' here was mean 'an-old-already-not-supported-version-of-linux-mint-operating-system'.
On Linux Mint releases, which have passed the end of their supported lives, you will very likely have to get the most recent sudo source code and compile + link the executable file yourself.
Whether this is going to be simple or difficult or impossible will depend on the age of your un-supported Linux Mint release.
Reason:
As a rule Linux Mint executable files will make use of shared libraries. These libraries are outdated on your system.
As a consequence there is no way of foretelling whether the sudo programme file, which you create by compiling and linking the most recent sudo source code, will be compatible with the shared libraries, which it will find on your system.
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I am running LM MATE 19.3 on a 12 year old Dell Latitude D620 laptop, no problems.
4GB DDR-800 RAM. 8GB Swap.
Intel Core2Duo T7600 2.33GHz CPU.
Intel 945GM/GM950 256MB Video RAM.

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sudo -V
Sudo version 1.8.21p2
Sudoers policy plugin version 1.8.21p2
Sudoers file grammar version 46
Sudoers I/O plugin version 1.8.21p2
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