OpenSSH server ignoring preseed selection
I'm trying to automate installation using preseeding. I have used the
following selection for openssh:
openssh-server openssh-server/permit-root-login boolean true
I also tried
openssh-server openssh-server/permit-root-login string yes
In both cases, sshd_config shows:
I gather that this is due the fix applied for bug 298138.
While the OP's, and the patch submitter's rationale behind changing
PermitRootLogin to without-password is ok, doing so by ignoring the
debconf selection if not upgrading is *not*. If I wish to automate
new installs, with a reasonably secure root password, unlike OP, I
fail to see why my preseed debconf selection should not work. There
are plenty of such selections where the user is not asked a question
at all and the default selection is used, so I fail to see why this
question is being ignored (or not asked, as maybe the case) if not
upgrading. I have no problems with the default value of
'without-password', but the patch is buggy.
Unless of course, the thinking is that the boolean value of true is
translated to without-password, since key-based login is still allowed.
If that is the case, then the selection should be changed to using a
string, instead of a boolean, since four values are supported as of