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Allow chef-run to work around sudoers default of requiretty

Currently with chef-run targeting a RHEL6-like system, chef-run fails to connect when a command line like this is run

chef-run ssh://someone@somewhere SOME_COMMAND --password 1234 --sudo-password 1234 


The reason is that this is the default setting in /etc/sudoers on RHEL6-like systems

Defaults requiretty


chef-workstation 0.16.31 and above handles this situation better, and directs the user of the command how to change their /etc/sudoers.

If possible, it would be nice to work around this problem altogether, with no manual changes of system config files.

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  • Feb 28 2020
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  • Karl Fischer commented
    4 Mar 07:26pm

    really wish chef-run could get more love