Re: Automatic root password setting
|--==> Christian Perrier writes:
>>#passwd passwd/root-password password r00tme
>>#passwd passwd/root-password-again password r00tme
>>has this been fixed?
CP> No, this is #271407. It's likely that no more update to shadow will
CP> happen until sarge release unless someone convinces the release
CP> 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?
CP> No, this would be a change to passwd.confg logic which will not be
CP> made for sarge also...
CP> However, you should be able preseed the values for "normal" user:
CP> #passwd passwd/user-password password j0hn_D0e
CP> #passwd passwd/user-password-again password j0hn_D0e
CP> #passwd passwd/user-fullname string John Doe
CP> Unfortunately, the user login name cannot be preseeded as it is
CP> resetted to the user first name (thus "john" in my example) by passwd
CP> config script.
Ok thanks for you hints.
Is there a way to get the Unix login name that the user chosen using
debconf? I'd like to use it to set gdm's autologin. E.g. :
if [ -n "$RET" ]; then
sed -i "s,^AutomaticLoginEnable=false,AutomaticLoginEnable=false,g" /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
sed -i "s,^AutomaticLogin=,AutomaticLogin=$RET,g"/etc/gdm/gdm.conf