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[Bug 341301] kiwi: livesystem - user password missing
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  • Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:37:13 -0700 (MST)
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--- Comment #4 from Peter Stark <Peter.Stark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2007-11-13
11:37:10 MST ---
Maybe I've expressed it in wrong way. I will rephrase it:

If you enter a password for "root" in the config.xml and use the as
shipped with the RPM, the password will be inserted and immediately removed.
Which is IMHO a bug, or you cannot allow to define a password for "root" or
"linux" in the XML file. However, if you want to use sshd on the live system
you *must* have a password for the user (i.e. "root"), which is how I found it.
It may sound strange to use sshd to get onto a livesystem, but why not...

What I was saying in #2 is, that I must have seen the "passwd -d root" earlier
and comment it out. But, due to the update of the RPM package for
kiwi-desc-livesystem it got activated again. Therefore I first thought it was a
change coming with changes in the new RPM. This is not the case, but the
problem was there before.

BTW: "passwd -d <user>" is actually *deleting* the password, not just allowing
it to be deleted. The man page does not reflect what the program is actually
doing. Maybe this is a bug in passwd, but if I call "passwd -d <user>" the
password gets deleted. To allow the empty password "pam-config -a --nullok"
AFAIK sufficient (and follows in

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