Root login in rawhide and display managers

Richi Plana myfedora at
Wed Sep 19 20:17:36 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 11:50 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> That's great.  If you are running this sort of complex home
> networking, know how to set up servers and NIS etc., then the choose
> your own adventure DVD or boot.iso, combined with kickstart files are
> appropriate for you.

There's nothing complex about it, and as I mentioned, it's becoming the
standard these days to have multiple computers and networked homes.

Say what you will, but I doubt configuring network authentication at
install-time will go away. First of all, it's already there and it's
non-intrusive. Even inexperienced installers aren't stymied by it
(though I would agree to a message stating "If you don't know what this
is, then don't ignore it"). Second, there are just too many people who
use Fedora now who need it. People who actually use Fedora are likely to
use that option or wish they did.

If anyone can show that having the option to configure network
authentication at install-time is a bigger detriment compared to having
the current number of people who DO use it suddenly create their own
ISOs or kickstart files OR be forced to create local users other than
root when it's unnecessary, then it may get a chance at being adopted.

Richi Plana

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