root password setting unoffered at install

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Sun Nov 4 17:15:38 UTC 2007

On Sun, 4 Nov 2007 12:02:30 -0500
Hal Burgiss <hal at> wrote:

> I'm quite nervous about the default
> > being left in place, so any help would be appreciated.
> I don't know that there is a default. Your user account should be in
> the sudoers group, which gives you the ability to do 'sudo passwd
> root'. 

Which is unnecessary and deprecated in Ubuntu :)


for a discussion of the pros and cons...


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