Moving root password management and first user creation out of 2nd stage
I guess that after apt-setup, the next target on Joey's attempts to
reduce base-config to nothing might be the steps actually involving
We seem to have a few options here, assuming we just want to move the
following steps to 1st stage:
-root password setting
-first user creation (and password setting)
1) Create a udeb from shadow and use it
2) use our own udeb in d-i tree, stealing as much as possible from
3) create two smaller udebs, one for the root password stuff and
another for the user creation
Actually, base-config just triggers "dpkg-reconfigure passwd".
passwd config script is fairly simple and actually does something ONLY
on "reconfigure" so, in (very) short, it is only useful on new systems
As a consequence, I would tend to favour solution 1).
The current script uses the following from passwd:
-shadowconfig (a very simple script)
-useradd (it uses adduser if available)
So, provided we can manage to have chpasswd and useradd in a udeb, I
think we could imagine quite easily doing all this.
Then later, we will remove the whole "reconfigure" stuff from passwd...
Volunteers (I can do it but I can't promise it will be done The Right