Bug 430129 - there should be option to select backend [su/sudo]
there should be option to select backend [su/sudo]
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-24 13:05 EST by Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek
Modified: 2008-01-24 14:47 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-01-24 13:13:50 EST
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Description Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek 2008-01-24 13:05:03 EST
Description of problem:
there's ability to configure sudo, ie. to disable password for executing
commands as root.

usermode should allow to change backend somewhere (maybe in some GUI) to sudo
(but not make it DEFAULT)).
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2008-01-24 13:13:50 EST
usermode does not use su nor sudo as "backend".

You can do what you need by editing the /etc/security/console.apps/* files - see

In Fedora 9, most of these files will include
/etc/security/console.apps/config-util, so you will be able to configure
system-config-* authentication by editing just this file and /etc/pam.d/config-util.
Comment 2 Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek 2008-01-24 14:47:26 EST
I just want to disable password dialog since I don't want that password, but
also I don't want to do 'passwd -d root'.

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