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Re: [opensuse-factory][PLEASE SPEAK UP] Disabling legacy file systems by default?
Liam Proven composed on 2019-02-12 15:04 (UTC+0100):

Michal Kubecek wrote:

Not really. In Ubuntu, there is still an almighty root account with all
consequences and hiding it does not change that. If you really want to
move in the direction of solving the problem, you should rather learn
SELinux, not praise Ubuntu for their pseudosecurity games.

That's what the word "accessible" was for. That was the reason I
inserted it. You did notice it, right?

Yes there is a root account, but you can't log in, can't ``su'' to it or
anything else.

Sure you can. The only difference between Ubuntu and distros not based upon it
is its installer
does not demand root's password be set before proceeding with installation.
Once installed, simply

sudo passwd root

and root's accessible just like any senior distro.

This is an example of a pragmatic improvement.

Not really. When there's a series of commands needed requiring root access,
sudo space password
must be prepended/appended for each command. It also makes search results
confusing according to
whether using a sudo installation or not, and whether the results assume it or
not or make its need
explicit, and which method a helper chooses or remembers whether needed in
making a response to a
help request.
--
Evolution as taught in public schools is religion, not science.

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata *** http://fm.no-ip.com/
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