Brilliant and very useful for FreeBSD, IMHO

William Palfreman william at
Tue Apr 8 13:07:46 PDT 2003

On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Johnson David wrote:

> But when I hear stories of Lindow defaulting to a password-less root
> login, I don't think that's the way we want to go.

FreeBSD does that.  In fact, as I understand it, it is traditional for
any new UNIX installation to default to a passwordless root login.  The
base systems get you to there, then you install your nicer shells, some
user accounts, lynx-ssl and ln -s /usr/bin/vi /usr/local/bin/vim.  At
some point before the machine gets real users you set a root password.
I only see that as a problem if the machine is incompetently

FWIW, I don't care what extra junk gets loaded into the installer, as
long as I can continue to do an impatient minimal install, reboot and
tidy up with sysinstall afterwards.


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