RFC: warn user about first accounts privs
I'm not sure what changes are considered acceptable at this point in
d-i, but I wanted to float this one. I discovered while researching
#404927 that the first user added at install time is also added to
various system groups. Though I think its reasonable, I personally did
not expect it and thought a warning was in order.
Please let me know if this is a reasonable thing to commit.
--- debian/user-setup-udeb.templates (revision 44108)
+++ debian/user-setup-udeb.templates (working copy)
@@ -52,7 +52,11 @@
result in disaster. You should create a normal user account to use for
those day-to-day tasks.
- Note that you may create it later (as well as any additional account) by
+ Note that this user will automatically be added to various system groups.
+ These groups provide access to devices often used in a desktop environment
+ (removeable media, sound cards, etc).
+ You may create it later (as well as any additional account) by
typing 'adduser <username>' as root, where <username> is an username,
like 'imurdock' or 'rms'.
--- debian/changelog (revision 44108)
+++ debian/changelog (working copy)
@@ -1,10 +1,16 @@
user-setup (1.9) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
+ [ Colin Watson ]
* Refuse to apply an empty root password. I don't think this can happen,
but it's a useful sanity check.
- -- Colin Watson <email@example.com> Tue, 19 Dec 2006 17:29:38 +0000
+ [ dann frazier ]
+ * Explicitly note that the first user gets added to a number of system
+ groups by default. This should help reduce the severity of bugs like
+ -- dann frazier <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:58:04 -0700
user-setup (1.8) unstable; urgency=low
[ Joey Hess ]