Setting the root password

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Sep 17 18:41:19 UTC 2004

On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 03:02:24PM +0000, John wrote:

> That's one way, but it should "just work."
> I've seen advice to install stuff:
> sudo apt-get install stuff
> apt-get expects to find stuff in a directory listed in ${PATH} and some 
> of the stuff it expects to find is in one of the sbin directories.
> Putting sbin in everyone's path as advocated by mdz is one way, but I 
> have a slightly queasy feeling about that. Patching sudo to do it right 
> strikes me as sound.

The sbin directories are in the default path, as of a week or so ago.

 - mdz

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