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Re: [suse-security] Yast2 deletes root
Thomas Götz wrote:
Verified on 2 Systems SuSE 8.2
For some reason there are 2 root users on a system, e.g.
If one creates a new user with Yast 2, root will be deleted.
No real solution to the yast2-behavior, but (maybe) a solution to your
Create 'emergency' as regular user, and allow him to sudo everything.
Set its home to somewhere on the /-partition.
So in an emergency, 'emergency' can log in and work. If the emergency is
not too big, (s)he can 'sudo su -' and become 'root'. If that does not
work, (s)he has to sudo every command issued.
(sudo resides in /usr/bin and needs /etc/sudoers so you want to make
sure that these are also on the /-partition, in case you cannot mount
There has been quite some discussion about the necessity of 2 different
root users on other lists. It usually degenerates into flamewars, so
let's not start getting into it... :)
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