mention sudo configuration on user-setup screen

Bug #41587 reported by Bill Pollifrone on 2006-04-26
14
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Baltix)
Undecided
Unassigned
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

my suggestion is that the number one question new users have is regarding administration. They don't know the root password. My thought is that when they create the initial user, the screen should let them know that it will be a wheel member and can do admin things via sudo.

* The user is not part of wheel, but admin
* Sudo is invisble if you don't use the command line
* The terminal (well, bash via /etc/profile) tells you about sudo when
  starting it for the first time.

I personally don't see a reason to clutter the installer.

A reason is that it's one of the most common questions asked on the mailing
lists and IRC channels. Seems (to me at least) the command line is still
used often. Doesn't bother me either way, as it was just a suggestion. Do
what you feel is right.

- Billy

On 4/26/06, Dennis Kaarsemaker <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> * The user is not part of wheel, but admin
> * Sudo is invisble if you don't use the command line
> * The terminal (well, bash via /etc/profile) tells you about sudo when
> starting it for the first time.
>
> I personally don't see a reason to clutter the installer.
>
> --
> Live CD Installer Suggestion
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/41587
>

FWIW I think this is a perfectly sensible suggestion. (Just to stop people deciding to reject my bugs, as they seem to like doing ...)

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2008-02-29
Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Medium → Low
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Is this still an issue? The installer has been completely reworked, the root password is not needed very often. Should this bug be set to Invalid or Opinion? If not, what can be done to fix this?

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers