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Re: passwd asked just one time

On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 06:06:13PM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Holger Levsen (debian@layer-acht.org):
> > > Against passwd, or shadow, but it is very likely to be tagged as
> > > "wontfix" as this behaviour has been chosen on purpose...:-)
> > 
> > Could you please tell me what the purpose is ? Cause if I am only able to 
> > enter the password once, then I'm much more likely to choose a simple 
> > password (think r00tme) as when I'm allowed to enter it twice (think 
> > sh&2#8Nt3KA.8().
> As far as I can tell, the critical priority is mostly aimed at
> minimizing the number of unnecessary user interactions. The root
> password confirmation may be seen as such a not strictly necessary
> information.

I beg to differ. I feel that exactly for the less experienced users, that 
are one category that would benefit from "the least possible questions", a 
confirmation of the root password to protect against typo's would be quite 


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