On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 05:35:22PM -0700, MGandra(a)diskeeper.com wrote:
I have an RPM package which will install and I need to get the
Password for root user and write it to a config file.
This is a very bad idea. It's a massive security hole, and it will
break / won't work in all sorts of automated / GUI installation
Nevertheless, I did once work on an RPM for a proprietary database and
in that RPM we had to ask for a license key to be entered during RPM
installation. It does just work to read from stdin in the %post
It was still a bad idea ...
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