[Freedombox-discuss] Handling default passwords - or not

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Dec 22 10:38:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 11:24:12AM +0100, Arthur Lutz wrote:
>I came across this post, that I think could be a source of inspiration 
>for handling the password initiation when installing a FreedomBox.

Interesting read.  Especially the detailed list of apps and their 
password mechanisms.

But I wonder: Is it relevant to us?

As I see it, we are using Debian, which already does pre-seeding, and 
"post-seeding" too.

With "post-install" I mean that if we choose to dump a generic premade 
install into the SheevaPlug internal storage, we can ensure the password 
questions of each package is not flagged as "seen" in debconf and have 
the initial boot trigger a dpkg-reconfigure - obviously wrapped somehow, 
e.g. by a web UI.

I suspect that if your link is relevant, it is because of thinking in 
terms of "working on top of Debian" instead of working *with* Debian.

...or did I miss your point?

  - Jonas

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