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Re: Root login in rawhide and display managers



Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Denis Leroy wrote:
Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Denis Leroy wrote:
Rahul Sundaram wrote:
since there isn't normally a reason to do that

I beg to differ here, that are many scenarios where the security issues are irrelevant. I see such systems on a daily basis here at work.

You snipped out the later part of my mail. If security concerns are irrelevant, just turn on the option to enable root login just like you are free to turn off the firewall or SELinux.

Is that an anaconda option ? Obviously it's impossible to run gdmsetup since one can't login as root :-)

Why would it be impossible? Anaconda allows to set a root password and first boot asks for setting up a normal user. Login via the normal user and use su to run gdmsetup or switch to a virtual terminal and login as root.

Creating a normal user is not mandatory in anaconda (as it should be).

Maybe anaconda should only enable the option if no normal users were creating during installation ? The idea here is to avoid a scenario where after a successful X installation you just can't login into the system!


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