On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 19:30:57 +0000 Joe <email@example.com> wrote: > On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 19:57:56 +0100 > Sven Arvidsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > On Sat, 2016-03-19 at 18:38 +0000, Joe wrote: > > > I've never seen sudo installed by default in any Debian, and I > > > begin with expert minimal netinstalls of stable, and I've never > > > seen it offered as an option there. My first two actions on > > > reboot are to install sudo and mc. > > > > By default you are asked to provide a password for the “root” > > (administrator) account and information necessary to create one > > regular user account. If you do not specify a password for the > > “root” user this account will be disabled but the sudo package > > will be installed later to enable administrative tasks to be carried > > out on the new system. > > > > From https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/apas03.html.en > > > > > > OK, I didn't know that. > When you carry out a net install (or any installation, in fact) if you decline to provide a root password then sudo is automatically installed and configured for you, with the first user you create able to become root with sudo. This is all explained in the installer at the root password stage- there is no need to install sudo manually post-installation. If you want sudo, just don't provide a root password in the installation.
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