Root login

Vayu vayu at
Thu Dec 7 17:08:36 UTC 2006

Scott Mazur wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Dec 2006 08:27:47 -0800, Vayu wrote
>> You can enable a root user, you can also use sudo as root, you can 
>> usesudo as a user, where is the lack of choice?
> Enabling the root user requires giving it a password.  Which immediately
> breaks the user sudo.  Users continue to get popup password prompts, even
> though their user password no longer works with sudo.  And even worse some
> applications carry on as if the user really did have sudo privileges and
> report the actions were completed, even though nothing is changed (I believe
> Armarok tried to install a missing package, went through all the motions and
> finished with 'successful', even though it didn't do a darn thing because the
> user didn't have sudo privileges anymore).
> You can't have it both ways without significant 're-organizing' of the system.
> The users may not need to know or care, but administrators are going to be
> spending a significant amount of time 'undoing' the Kubuntu sudo changes after
> every install.  Seems that energy (from both sides) could be better spent
> making the distro safer in other ways.
> Scott
On FreeBSD I installed sudo. I then had both root and sudo available. 
Might you be able to enable root, then uninstall and then reinstall sudo?

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