[OpenIndiana-discuss] root pw on fresh install?

Chris Ridd chrisridd at mac.com
Thu Sep 16 08:33:01 UTC 2010

On 16 Sep 2010, at 07:47, Cyril Plisko wrote:

> 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

That certainly starts off with the discussion I recalled.

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

Like some of the contributors on the bug report, I'm a little nervous about the mixing of sudo and Solaris security architectures.



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