I was reading a guide to install some software and came reading until this shocking statement:
sudois not installed on Debian by default. Make sure your system is up-to-date and install it.
As current Debian user, this is difficult to believe since from installation I'm able to use
sudo. So, maybe it got installed when I selected not to create a password for the root account (rendering the root account disabled) or something is amiss here. Does Debian not include
sudo (or it's variants) as installed by default?
If we go by what the other answer says,
sudo can be installed due APT/DPKG dependencies, which in some cases will ask tasksel/apt to install those too, but isn't included in the required or important list:
➜ ~ aptitude search ~prequired | grep sudo ➜ ~ aptitude search ~pimportant | grep sudo ➜ ~ aptitude why '~prequired' sudo i A dpkg Suggests apt i A apt Suggests aptitude | synaptic | wajig i A synaptic Recommends gksu | kdebase-bin | policykit-1 i A gksu Depends sudo ➜ ~ aptitude why '~pimportant' sudo i A apt Suggests aptitude | synaptic | wajig i A synaptic Recommends gksu | kdebase-bin | policykit-1 i A gksu Depends sudo