Re: Request for review change in user-setup template
Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Justin B Rye (firstname.lastname@example.org):
>> Setting an empty root password is not allowed. If you specify an empty
>> password, the system's initial user account will be given the power to
>> become root using the 'sudo' command[ without a password].
> That still leaves us with "This is not allowed. If you di it, <blah
> blah>"....which anybody will immediately answe: "So? Is it allowed *or
Specifying an empty password is allowed, but it doesn't set an
empty root password. Still, your approach is much clearer:
> The root user should not have an empty password. If you leave this
> empty, the root account will be disabled and the system's initial user
> account will be given the power to become root using the "sudo
And "the root account will be disabled" is useful information.
All that's left is: mind the quotes round "sudo"!
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package