Hi all, I was going to submit a bug against passwd for this so it doesn't get lost in the wash. On Tuesday 05 October 2004 09:51, Free Ekanayaka wrote: > what about automatic root pw setting? (my reading is...) Currently this doesn't work because passwd deliberately unsets the passwd/root-passwd and ...-again keys before trying to obtain them. This is (IMO) correct behaviour -- no system should expect to hold root pw in plain-text, so any existing values should be discarded. An alternative solution is to have a key passwd/root-hash (or some such) that the passwd install scripts would use, if its set, so it wouldn't need to ask the user for the password. Probably only a few lines of extra code are needed to support this. Whilst not idea, its about as good as one can make a fully-automatic install. > 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? AFAIK, there is no restriction on what you choose for your passwords, although having the same password for user and root accounts is a Bad Idea. Cheers, Paul.
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