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Bug#773017: installation-report: root user creation

Zephura <zephura@free.fr> writes:

> Package: installation-reports
> Version: 2.57
> Severity: wishlist
> Dear Maintainer,
>    * What led up to the situation?
> During installation howto, I read debian-community is interested with proper effective installation
>    * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
>      ineffective)?
> During installation I read "user creation", this probably include root password definition.
> As I bypass this step (my users configuration come from an ldap server)
>    * What was the outcome of this action?
> I needed to launch the OS in failback mode to define the root password
>    * What outcome did you expect instead?
> I suggest to ask for root password during installation, or at least to
> ask if "root" admin should be activated

If you do not define a root password, the first normal user should be
added to the 'sudo' group, which should allow that user to become root
using its own password.

Did this happen?

If it did happen, then what you saw may not be what you were expecting,
but it is the documented behaviour.

Cheers, Phil.
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