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[opensuse-factory] Re: the wheel group
  • From: Andreas Schwab <schwab@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 10:42:03 +0200
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On Apr 25 2019, Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@xxxxxxx> wrote:

As I did a research on this topic some months ago for another project:
Most security experts do disagree with you. And even Ubuntu writes
in their security documentation, that the sudo rules and not having
a root user that you can log into is the weak spot in their security
story and was not done for security reasons, but to avaoid that new
users do everything as root and destroy their system by accident.
So for supportability reasons.

They probably copied that from MacOSX.


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