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

On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 11:03:51PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > > 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.

> Even by reading files in /etc/pam.d/ ?

Those files are no different between a sudo-only system and a system with a
root password.

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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