Bug#2309: Multiple root accounts
> Forwarded message from debian-devel to file as a bug report:
> > Hi...
> > I'd rather open this for discussion that a bug report, but I'd like to
> > have multiple root accounts (ie: root, root2, root3 etc) on one system -
> > however it buggers adduser up when adding a normal user.
> > I've tried making 5 root accounts all with UID/GID 0:0, and when I run
> > adduser it tries to allocate UID 1000 (which is already taken my my
> > normal account) and write that username before mine with UID 1000 in
> > the passwd file. If I take the additional root accounts out then there is
> > no problem with adduser.
> > Is there a way around this?
Not really much in the way of a fix, but is there a reason that you
can't use sudo or super to acomplish what you want multiple root
accounts for? Having multiple accounts with the same UID is a good way
to confuse a lot of different things.