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Bug#637453: lower priority of root's password, use sudo in standard install

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 11:07:04AM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 04:56:39PM +0100, Miguel Figueiredo wrote:
> > Setting the root account password is not mandatory in standard installation, 
> > skipping it already adds the first user account to sudo.
> > Lowering the priority skips 2 questions in the standard installation.
> > The questions will still be available on the expert install and preseed.
> You are going to make me HATE the defaults now.
> I hate sudo, I always use su if I really have to do something as root.
> I want to be able to fix my machine if something goes wrong, and it
> does after all ask for root's password when something goes very wrong
> during boot.

I'm inclined to agree that it would be better to leave this the way it
is, although perhaps it isn't necessary to ask
passwd/root-password-again if you enter a blank password for
passwd/root-password (I'm not sure what effect this would have on page
layout in the GTK frontend, though).

At the very least, I don't think these questions should be dropped to
low.  IIRC, Frans did a good deal of work to make medium-priority
installs useful, with a reasonably increased number of user-facing
questions and without the vast amount of noise you get when doing
low-priority installs.

> Can we stop trying to be as awful as Ubuntu?

I don't think there was any need for that last comment.  It is
sufficient to observe that Ubuntu is aiming at a different audience.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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