Being root

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Jun 25 01:50:53 UTC 2009

Jerry Houston wrote:

> On Wednesday 24 June 2009 03:26:30 am Mark Syms wrote:
>> > How does one set the root password, or is this never done ?
>> In Ubuntu, this is never done. The first user that is added to the system
>> (the one you created during install) is created as a member of the admin
>> group and this group can use sudo to run anything as root.
> Heh ... it's done here.

LOL.  While I oppose activating root accounts on principle, I would never 
have said it's "never done" :-)

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