Le Thu, 8 Apr 2010 13:10:28 +0200, PulkoMandy a écrit : > 2010/4/8 Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx>: > > > > On 2010-04-08 at 11:56:18 [+0200], PulkoMandy <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxx > > > wrote: > >> > Hmm you're distorted by Ubuntu, root does exist, I've seen him ! > > > > :P > >> > >> I'm using Debian. But still, I'm not sure root should be treated > > > as an > >> user at all, except for handling emergency stuff... Am I missing > > > other > >> cases where you really want to login as root ? > > > > For administrative tasks that go beyond sudo'ing some program it is > > quite > > handy to be able to log in as root. Besides "sudo bash" is usually > > allowed > > anyway. > > That's right for an unix OS. They usually don't let root log in an X > session, and I think we'd want to do the same. But I think this needs > some thinking about which things are root-only and which are allowed > to the user. I'm not sure the unix way is that perfect for a desktop > OS like Haiku. Does multiuser necessarily implies having a root > account ? Is the Windows way (letting one or more users having > "administrator" privileges) better ? how does mac os X handle it ? OSX uses the sudo scheme. Though as with ubuntu I always end up running "sudo bash" anyway, because it's painful to have to sudo every single command when you are doing admin stuff in batch. François.