Loïc Grenié loic.grenie at
Tue Jul 20 12:21:50 UTC 2010

2010/7/20 Hakan Koseoglu <hakan at>:
> On 20 July 2010 13:11, Loïc Grenié <loic.grenie at> wrote:
>> <unrelated rant>
>>    Why, ohhh why, is there no root password in the typical Ubuntu
>>    installation  ?
>> </unrelated rant>
> Not exactly unrelated. If Ubuntu wants to have no root password, it
> must also modify the tools so that they don't prompt for it.
> Clearly it doesn't stop anyone from setting a password (I always do)
> but such issues are surely annoying.

    Indeed. But why not ask for a root password ? Without root password,
  if you misspell your user password you have a big problem. I've also had
  the problem of needing to change the uid of the user (to unify the uids
  of two different computers) => sudo broke.


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