Torvalds:requiring root password for mundane things is moronic

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Tue Mar 6 03:37:43 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 08:35:11PM -0700, Chris Murphy wrote:
> passwd keeps complaining "The password fails the dictionary check -
> it is too simplistic" for fake words NOT in the dictionary but
> otherwise too simple for passwd's approval system.

I think you can just ignore passwd's warning in this case, it doesn't
stop you from going ahead and using the simple password (unless
something changed in F17).

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