Omega - Sudo for first user?

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
Wed Oct 1 19:42:49 CEST 2008

Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>> On 01.10.2008 16:43, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>>> If I stuck this portion into the fedora-live initscript, it would 
>>>> enable sudo for the first user entered during firstboot. Does this 
>>>> seem like a sensible thing to do? Does anyone have the details 
>>>> handy on modifying consolehelper as well?
>>> The official RPM Fusion spin should IMHO be a Fedora + add-on 
>>> packages and nothing else.
>>> Yes, we could do fancy things like enabling sudo by default and 
>>> hundred other things where Fedora sucks. But that's somethings that 
>>> is IMHO just as bad as replacing packages from Fedora (which we 
>>> don't do) 
>> I kind of see your point but I think there is room for minor 
>> improvements such as these.
> I think that if this improvement is worth the trouble, it should go 
> into the firstboot application (upstream), even if only as a 
> configurable firstboot option.
Sure, there is no disagreement on the ideal path. There has been RFE's  
(sometimes with patches) for similar things a long time.  The 
traditional problem is a very diffused userbase where anything except 
status quo tends to meet with opposition.  The recent change to add sbin 
to path being a recent example where somebody decides to go ahead and do 
it anyway. Hopefully that happens with sudo as well.  Meanwhile I will 
do two different composes. One with configuration changes and another 
without to gather feedback from users.


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