I don't know much about gems, but the sudo password is the password to  
an account with administrative rights, not a separate name. It takes  
the password of whoever is logged in as long as they have rights to  
sudo.
(apologies if he has forgotten that password too)

On Aug 2, 2008, at 9:55 PM, Tim Mcd wrote:

> So, the admin of my Mac Mini (Running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger) has
> completely forgotten the sudo password. Go figure. Is there a way to
> install gems and etc. for a specific user only? Or would I need to
> install ruby for the specific user? A separate install of ruby?
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