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Bug#645723: general: asks for root password instead of user password

Le mercredi 19 octobre 2011 à 20:36 -0600, Bob Proulx a écrit : 
> Jimmy Li wrote:
> > Apparently, anything that needs root asks for the root password instead of my
> > user password. Apparently, it's using su instead of sudo.
> The debian-installer will set up your system to use either su or sudo
> depending upon whether you specified a root password or only a user
> password.  

This is not about su or sudo but about PolicyKit.

Theoretically, though, it should behave the same: if the user belongs to
the “sudo” group, it will behave like sudo. If she does not, it will
behave like su.

Therefore this is not a problem for newly installed systems, but on
systems upgraded from lenny, admin users are usually not members of the
sudo group.

The release notes talk about that and recommend use of the sudo group:

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
: :' :
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