[OpenIndiana-discuss] root pw on fresh install?

Cyril Plisko cyril.plisko at mountall.com
Thu Sep 16 06:47:38 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 8:34 AM, Chris Ridd <chrisridd at mac.com> wrote:
> On 16 Sep 2010, at 04:43, Andrew Kinney wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have what is either a bug or a PEBKAC.
>> I did a fresh install of OI b147 on a VirtualBox instance (x86-64).
>> Now, I'm booting from the virtual hard drive (the install ISO is
>> unmounted).
>> I login as usual and go to System -> Adminstration -> Package Manager
>> (or Update Manager). It prompts for the root password. I enter the
>> only password I recall supplying to the system during installation.
>> With no error or feedback of any kind, I get dumped back to the
>> desktop.
>> Another oddity is that on OpenSolaris b134 I'm used to running
>> "pfexec bash" from a command line and the prompt changes to #
>> (instead of $), but that doesn't seem to work in OI b147.
>> Effectively, it's similar to "su" in the linux world. Again, with no
>> feedback of any kind, it just goes back to the same command prompt.
>> Is anyone else having these issues on a fresh install?
> Yes I did too, and raised a bug. Rich thinks this is deliberate, a result of a change to caiman which doesn't make the default user a "Primary Administrator" in /etc/user_attr.

Yes, see https://defect.opensolaris.org/bz/show_bug.cgi?id=4885

changeset:   861:ccd399d2c6f7
user:        David Miner <dminer at opensolaris.org>
date:        Tue Aug 17 18:22:44 2010 -0400
        6973927 Installation fails if Primary Administrator rights
profile is removed from the system
        4885 User created by installer gets unsafe profile "Primary
        9966 install unnecessarily propagates /lost+found from image to rpool
        15454 pkg install failure in im_pop did not abort DC and AI
        15507 SUNWcs and SUNWcsd can be removed from manifests
        16295 install-finish runs update_boot_archive ICT twice for
text and GUI installs
        16645 Incorrect permissions on ict.py in build 144 can cause
ict's to fail to run
        16740 Special handling of SUNWcs and SUNWcsd can be removed
from transfer module

So that looks like pretty recent (Aug 17) change.


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