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Re: What I HATE about F11

>> The way it is done right now, you have a system that might give too
>> few permissions to some users. If that causes a problem, you'll notice
>> it, and you can correct it in a very simple way (uncomment one line
>> and add a user to a group).
>> However, if we change the default, you have a system that may be
>> giving too much permissions to some users depending on your taste. And
>> the worse part is that you (as an admin) might not even know it !
> Bikeshed!
> Must be some weird stuff smoking admin who simply adds someone to the
> wheel group not knowing what that group was for!
> The purpose of the wheel group has always been to be used for more
> privileged users.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_%28Unix_term%29
> http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/W/wheel.html

Did I say the contrary ? I don't think so, but being a non-native
english speaker, I might have said something I didn't want to :)

I didn't say the wheel group was a nonsense or a problem. I was
responding to Richard who wanted the line to be uncommented (harmless
per se) AND the first user to be added to the wheel group by default.

Having the admin's user in the wheel group to be able to use sudo for
administrative tasks is a great idea. I just don't think it should be
added by default, without an explicit consent of the admin.

For example, a « add to the wheel group » checkbox in
system-config-users and firstboot could be great. Not sure it would be
a good idea to have it checked and hidden by default.



Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)

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