[pkg-fso-maint] install.sh and chpasswd error: No password supplied

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Wed May 27 08:25:04 UTC 2009

Hi Steffen!

On Wed, 27 May 2009 09:57:21 +0200, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> Luca Capello wrote:
>> Possible solutions:
>> 1) we modify /etc/pam.d/chpasswd to allow empty passwords
>> 2) we set a default password (e.g. "changeme")
> Concerning your RFC, the option that imposes fewer OpenMoko-specific
> management is preferabe IMO.

Well, I would agree if we were talking about a distribution for the
Openmoko devices *only*.  I would say that all these Openmoko-specific
settings should go to the Debian Wiki:


Another point I forgot is that with the current situation, as soon as
the Neo FreeRunner WiFi is on and connected, having a root account with
no password is a big security risk.

> That said, I agree that 2) would be the way to go, at least for a
> stable system. Could we as a start have a pw that is easier to type
> (tip) on the OpenMoko? Something like "42", maybe? This is probably
> not secure enough (like changeme?) and is not unlikely to produce
> other difficulties with some current or future PAM version, I am
> afraid.

At first, I was thinking about "test" and then switched to "changeme" so
people are obliged, if not to change it, at least to think about
changing it.  I am fine with whatever password people prefer, so we can
close this bug: maybe "om" (as Openmoko) could be another easy option?

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca
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