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#1 2023-04-27 23:37:51

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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refractainstaller 'sudo as default' bug fixed

Selecting "Use sudo as default and disable root account"  results in root access without a password.

This bug is present in refractainstaller versions 9.6.0 through 9.6.4 and affects chimaera live-isos through 4.0.2 and current daedalus preview live-isos.

This problem does NOT exist in the installer isos, which use the debian/devuan installer.

TO FIX AN EXISTING INSTALLATION THAT HAS A PASSWORDLESS ROOT ACCOUNT, run the following command to lock root access:

sudo passwd -l root

This bug is fixed in refractainstaller-base and refractainstaller-gui version 9.6.5 currently in ceres. It will migrate into daedalus next week. It's also possible to download the packages from my sourceforge site.

Direct links:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/refrac … .5_all.deb
https://sourceforge.net/projects/refrac … .5_all.deb

You can download and install these in a chimaera live session before doing the installation.

Last edited by fsmithred (2023-04-29 13:32:13)

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#2 2023-05-02 20:06:23

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: refractainstaller 'sudo as default' bug fixed

9.6.5 was replaced with 9.6.6 that has a better fix. Those links above to 9.6.5 on sourceforge will still work if you click on the link for "Problems downloading?" and it will link you to the 9.6.6 debs. Or, you could just change the link like this...
https://sourceforge.net/projects/refrac … b/download
https://sourceforge.net/projects/refrac … b/download

Also, there are new Chimaera (Stable) and Daedalus (Testing) live-isos with the patched installer, available at your favorite mirror:
https://www.devuan.org/get-devuan
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