[scribus] Announcement: Scribus 1.3.9 released

jwminer at accessvt.com jwminer at accessvt.com
Mon Dec 6 01:10:30 CET 2010

John C. wrote:
> BTW since I cut my Linux eyeteeth back in the day when it came on
> multiple 5.5" floppy images (i.e. original Slackware) I am used to
> operating as the root user or administrator when it is useful to do
> so. Hence when using a Debian derivative partition (Debian, Kubuntu,
> Ubuntu or my favorite: Knoppix) I do this command one time:
> sudo passwd root myfavoritepassword
>>From that day forward I can sign on as root, just like a real adult
> who has 42 years of computer programming and operation under his
> belt.
> No more typing sudo all over the place.
> passwd is not a misspelling in this instance.

Seeing "sudo" all over the place does make my skin crawl and if I
were using Ubuntu, I'd do what you do and get a real user password.
I would not--ever--sign on as root. It's completely unnecessary.
When I need to do something as root, I simply type su and then my
root password and I can do whatever I need to do. When I'm done, I
type exit at the prompt and I'm back at my user account.

When you su to root, you can run as many root commands as you need
to and don't have to keep typing sudo every time you need to do
something as root.
--Judy M.

Registered Linux User #397786
Being productive with VectorLinux 6.0 SOHO

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