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Bug#412982: installation-reports: Enabling 'sudo' in installer skips setting root password and breaks desktop root tasks

On 3/2/07, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:
On Thursday 01 March 2007 16:17, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> When you enable sudo in the installer (via expert mode), a password for
> the root user isn't set. Then, if you (for example) want to adjust date
> & time, it asks for the root password, which of course is always
> invalid.

You should read the manpage for sudo maybe?

Maybe. Maybe not.

If you select not to activate the root account, you should use sudo for
your administrator tasks (as in 'sudo date'). The password it asks for is
the password of the user running sudo.

The Gnome date/time applet asks for the root password. The user
password doesn't work.

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