On Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:30:03 -0500 Michael Milliman <email@example.com> wrote: > > > On 03/20/2016 03:26 AM, Adam Wilson wrote: > > On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 19:30:57 +0000 > > Joe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > >> On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 19:57:56 +0100 > >> Sven Arvidsson <email@example.com> 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. > On the other hand, I use both su and sudo. If I have a protracted > session with several different tasks that I need to complete all > requiring root access I su to the root user. If on the other hand, I > only need to perform a single command, or so, I use sudo. Both have > their uses, though as already noted, Debian generally does one or the > other as a default. I install with a root password, and then bring > in the sudo package post-installation. > What's wrong with sudo su?
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