[maemo-developers] becomeroot once again but with password

From: Neil Jerram neil at ossau.uklinux.net
Date: Wed Feb 21 23:24:45 EET 2007
Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> writes:

> On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 04:27:39PM +0100, Marc Zonzon wrote:
>> because I don't want to open root to anybody, to put a password for user was
>> not alsways convenient even with 770 as pointed in the BecomeRoot2 howto, and 
>> it seems that on N800 the system want to forbid it because it answers:
>> ~ $ passwd
>> The password for user cannot be changed.
> That's because you are running passwd as user, and user doesn't have a
> password set.  If you run 'passwd user' as root, it should work.

Yes, that works (at least it did on the 770).  I've used this to set a
password for user so that I can then run an FTP server for user.


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