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Re: Automatic root password setting

> #passwd		passwd/root-password		password r00tme
> #passwd		passwd/root-password-again	password r00tme
> has this been fixed?

No, this is #271407. It's likely that no more update to shadow will
happen until sarge release unless someone convinces the release
managers (mail debian-release) and someone else does the job.

> Furthermore I'd like to be able to set it to  the same password chosen
> by the user for his personal account. This imply that the user account
> must be set up *before* root password. Is this possible?

No, this would be a change to passwd.confg logic which will not be
made for sarge also...

However, you should be able preseed the values for "normal" user:

#passwd	 passwd/user-password password j0hn_D0e
#passwd	 passwd/user-password-again password j0hn_D0e
#passwd  passwd/user-fullname string John Doe


Unfortunately, the user login name cannot be preseeded as it is
resetted to the user first name (thus "john" in my example) by passwd
config script.

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