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Bug#420810: Bug: Installation-reports: initial user not automatically placed in sudoers

On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 11:34:52AM -0700, David Warman wrote:
> Package: Installation-reports
> Version: debian-40r0-i386-CD-1.iso
> Severity: minor

> (NB: originally rejected because Package: was not first, but I copied  
> from your example in which Package: was also not first)

> Performed a mostly default install of the current stable as of  
> yesterday on a PIII with a single HD, which I specified should all be  
> used and should be reformatted. I then discovered that my login user  
> could not use 'sudo'.

Known and expected; sudo access is only enabled for the initial user account
if a root password is not set.

> Also could not login as root to fix the problem on the main login screen.

By "main login screen", are you referring to the graphical login manager

> Also, after executing 'su -' to become root, could not use any X-windows
> apps,

With what error?  Why did you use 'su -' instead of just 'su'?

> so had to use nano to edit / etc/sudoers.

> Not something a naive user would be able to handle.

Why would a "naive user" type "su -" instead of just "su"?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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