Sudo for first user

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Sun Oct 5 02:38:07 UTC 2008

Colin Walters wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Rahul Sundaram
> <sundaram at> wrote:
>> Hi
>> You can add the following snippet to the fedora-desktop ks file into a init
>> script to make sudo just work for the first user. It can't be added to %post
>> since firstboot wouldn't have launched then. Let me know what you think:
> I agree the overall concept makes sense.  Some questions to consider:
> 1) Are we too far into the F10 process for this?

It's a fairly simple change. You can stick it in the current ks file and 
do a compose and test or if you want me to do that and post a image for 
further testing, I can.

> 2) How does this interact with the default PolicyKit configuration?

PolicyKit configuration should be tweaked to accept user password like 
you said but I don't know about the details much.

> 3) How do other important OS vendors use sudo, is there a chance to
> harmonize a bit?
> 4) Does it still make sense to have a root password (and root account)?

Are you asking about disabling the root account by default? Not possible 
without Anaconda changes and at this point, I wouldn't think about 
anything major for this release atleast.


More information about the Fedora-desktop-list mailing list