On 8/16/07, Gian Paolo Mureddu <gmureddu@prodigy.net.mx> wrote:

fine, adding sudo by default doesn't seem like very good idea for me,
especially after my experiences with *buntu systems where the whole
*/sbin paths are visible to the regular users,

But what is a "regular" user?  If you have the Vista/OSX desktop spin, "regular users" won't ever open a terminal (or really, any application other than a web browser), and so the default path is completely irrelevant.

But as a developer, when I open a terminal I want ifconfig, damn it. 

and though many of those
commands need proper authentication to do their job, there are quite a
few which can run with regular UIDs.  I've always thought that the
presence of a proper 'root' account in Fedora and Red Hat was way better
than having one "disabled".

It's unclear to me how the root account being enabled or not relates to the path.

Anyways, I couldn't care less about whether or not you can log in as "root".  What is important is to kill password prompts, *especially* prompts for two passwords.  If we killed the prompt for the updater we'd be 90% there since that's the only thing that regularly prompts (or used to) in day to day use.

This forum thread fixed it for me:

Let's just do it.