Torvalds:requiring root password for mundane things is moronic
awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Mar 2 22:27:28 UTC 2012
On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 14:51 -0700, Nathanael D. Noblet wrote:
> On 03/02/2012 02:41 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 09:34 -0700, Nathanael D. Noblet wrote:
> >> On 03/02/2012 06:59 AM, Neal Becker wrote:
> >>>> I believe Fedora 17 has an add user to admin group checkbox when
> >>>> adding the initial user, not sure if it is checked on or off by default.
> >>> Actually, FC16 has this feature (and I use it). But this is sometimes even more
> >>> confusing. Does that dialog want my password, or root pw? Some dialogs do
> >>> clearly say, some don't.
> >> +10000*10000
> >> The number of times I wonder... which password do I enter here? Is
> >> astounding.
> > I'd say it's a pretty solid principle that you should file a bug any
> > time you come across a dialog which doesn't specify this.
> I will from now on... at the time it was more of a "am I the only one
> who doesn't get this"? I trust the developers soooo it must be me. :D
You trust the developers? Have you ever met them? I wouldn't leave a
used pencil unguarded in the same building as the desktop team. ;)
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