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Re: How to detect Debian systems w/o root passwd ?

On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 08:10:46PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > I'd say that reading the value of passwd/root-login debconf template
> > is the safest way. If you get "false", then the system is a sudo-only system.

> I assume the code below should work ?
> debconf-show passwd 2>/dev/null |grep -q 'root-login: false'

> > Of course, that will tell you what you need only when the rootless
> > system has been installed by choosing the appropriate option in D-I.

> Is it possible to get this information from PAM instead?

Nope, PAM will only tell you whether an authentication attempt succeeds;
everything else is deliberately black box.

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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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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