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Re: Re: correct/ideal way to obtain root from a shell script

Hi Bill,

We need a solution that still works if user enable root password and disable
sudo after installation. Shadow will note tell you whether root has a password
or not. Maybe menu should have a debconf question (do you use sudo ?) that will
be prefilled by d-i. Technical advices and patches welcome.

I know that's a rather pragmatic solution, but why don't you simply drop the automatic installation of the package and display the user a message like "Congratulations, a package has been created in your home directory, please become root and install it." instead?


Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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