[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#672140: Bug#672140: prompts for root passwords on a sudo-only system
biebl at debian.org
Tue May 8 20:39:03 UTC 2012
Am 08.05.2012 21:55, schrieb Joey Hess:
> Package: policykit-1
> Version: 0.104-2
> Severity: serious
Could you elaborate on the severity?
> Tags: d-i
> In d-i, it is very easy to set up a system without entering a root
> password. d-i sets up sudo, and configures gksu to use it
> (by changing an alternative).
> On such a system, I was prompted by policykit for the (nonexistant) root
> password when network-manager wanted to authenticate me in order to
> associate to a wireless network. I assume policykit prompts for the root
> password for other things too.
Was that in gnome-shell or gnome-fallback?
Is your user in group sudo / any other user in group sudo?
> If there is some setting we can make in d-i to new installs to make
> policykit use sudo, please let me know, and I will make it. It wouldn't
> solve the problem when upgrading existing installs that use sudo, but
> it'd be better than nothing.
Adding a user to group sudo should be sufficient to mark it as account
with admin privileges, i.e. a d-i setup which adds the user to group
sudo (which is the case for a password-less root-account) should work ootb.
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