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Why aren't we just sticking to the root account? It's not like it'll prevent any damage from running a user on a Live CD.
It does screw with yaourt though.
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Why aren't we just sticking to the root account? It's not like it'll prevent any damage from running a user on a Live CD.
Because not everyone who uses this Live CD will know a lot about Linux. From my perspective we don't want to get people in bad habits of running everything as root, its just bad practice. If this distro is to have any credibility we should at least do things right.
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Because not everyone who uses this Live CD will know a lot about Linux. From my perspective we don't want to get people in bad habits of running everything as root, its just bad practice. If this distro is to have any credibility we should at least do things right.
That's exactly why we should run as root. People will get used to prefixing everything with sudo and just do it without thinking.
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That's exactly why we should run as root. People will get used to prefixing everything with sudo and just do it without thinking.
What, exactly, are the users going to have to use sudo for? All the software should be installed. Most users probably won't even need the command line...

If you're really against sudo, we can consider just using "su"
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What, exactly, are the users going to have to use sudo for? All the software should be installed. Most users probably won't even need the command line...

If you're really against sudo, we can consider just using "su"
Standard troubleshooting tools like ifconfig and route are superuser-only tools.
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Standard troubleshooting tools like ifconfig and route are superuser-only tools.
Right so instead of sudo they can learn to su.
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Right so instead of sudo they can learn to su.
I still don't see how using su will change anything. They'll still do su -c 'command', which is similar to sudo. The only difference is that you'd need the root password, which is in theory more insecure. If you're going that way you might as well just stick with the root account.
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Sorry gonx, I think its best if we stick to a user account. It really is bad practice and it will mess with yaourt.

Also, time warner crapped out on me. Posting from my phone. Sorry for the sudden abandoment. I'll be on tomorrow night around 10 est.
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How does it mess with yaourt? I have no issues with yaourt, and I run as root...
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How does it mess with yaourt? I have no issues with yaourt, and I run as root...
The user is there, it works, so let's keep it and worry about more important things


GodofGrunts,
I built the last revision you made and yaourt was still not building. It ended up that when the archive was extracted it created another yaourt directory within opt/yaourt/ so I updated rc.local to cd to the directory. Change was committed and its working fine now.
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