Fix: Amazon Linux bash: sudo: command not found


If you have a compute server (EC2, ECS) based on Amazon Linux Image or have installed it locally on Docker Desktop and when you try to run a command with sudo you may get sudo: command not found error as sudo package is not installed by default,


How to install sudo package on Amazon Linux

You can make use of the yum - the command-line package-management utility for Linux,

Fix sudo command not found Amazon Linux
bash-4.2# yum install sudo

...
Install  1 Package (+7 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 5.5 M
Installed size: 19 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
(1/8): audit-libs-2.8.1-3.amzn2.1.aarch64.rpm                                   |  99 kB  00:00:00     
(2/8): cracklib-2.9.0-11.amzn2.0.2.aarch64.rpm                                  |  81 kB  00:00:00     
(3/8): gzip-1.5-10.amzn2.0.1.aarch64.rpm                                        | 128 kB  00:00:00     
(4/8): libcap-ng-0.7.5-4.amzn2.0.4.aarch64.rpm                                  |  25 kB  00:00:00     
(5/8): libpwquality-1.2.3-5.amzn2.aarch64.rpm                                   |  85 kB  00:00:00     
(6/8): pam-1.1.8-23.amzn2.0.1.aarch64.rpm                                       | 729 kB  00:00:00     
(7/8): sudo-1.8.23-10.amzn2.1.aarch64.rpm                                       | 831 kB  00:00:00     
(8/8): cracklib-dicts-2.9.0-11.amzn2.0.2.aarch64.rpm                            | 3.6 MB  00:00:02

...
Installed:
  sudo.aarch64 0:1.8.23-10.amzn2.1 
Complete!
bash-4.2#
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