Unable to login as root

Asked by jsmm on 2011-02-26

I have installed slbackup-php but am unable to login with sudoer's password. It is difficult to find any documentation or even posts about slbackup, so thanks in advance for any help.

This is what I have done:
sudo apt-get install slbackup slbackup-php
sudo a2enmod ssl
sudo a2ensite default-ssl
sudo make-ssl-cert generate-default-snakeoil –force-overwrite
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Ubuntu slbackup-php Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
2011-02-26
Last reply:
2011-02-26
marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #1

for security reason, it was by design that the user can't access root.
however, if you want to issue commands, you can use sudo, as you found out.
you can, however, have temporary access to root by using the command sudo -i. you would type exit to leave this mode.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #2

lots of open source program have limited documentation, so people rely on each other in open forums for help.
i'm sure if you look hard enough, you can find an irc channel

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask jsmm for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.