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Re: Why the package `shadow' is not installed by default in the latest G
Re: Why the package `shadow' is not installed by default in the latest GuixSD image?
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:29:32 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)
Göktuğ Kayaalp <address@hidden> skribis:
> I have recently reported a weird issue with X11 here, and am now
> retrying to install GuixSD on that same machine on which I had the
> issue. Now another trouble that I encounter during the installation is
> that the shadow package is no installed on my machine, and thus I don't
> have access to the ‘passwd’ command in order to set a root password and
> proceed w/ installation thru ssh. Is this a deliberate choice to leave
> out this package from the installation media or a bug? It's not that
> important as I'm installing shadow via ‘guix package -i’ ATM but it
> takes time (compiles stuff) unnecessarily.
I think the rationale was that you don’t need ‘useradd’ & co. on GuixSD,
but you definitely need ‘passwd’ so I agree that we should add it.