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