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SailfishOS SDK emulator root password [answered]

asked 2014-09-07 14:52:20 +0300

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updated 2014-09-08 17:42:36 +0300

kaltsi gravatar image

What is the root password for the SailfishOS SDK emulator? I went to Developer Settings and changed the password there but it seems that it changes it for user nemo. I'm using QProcess to launch a command. Thanks!

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There's no default root password. If you absolutely want to set up a root password, you can do it using the normal passwd command after logging in as root using the ssh key login as described by @dthierbach.

kaltsi ( 2014-09-08 17:47:14 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-09-08 06:49:06 +0300

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Is there even a password? At least in my SDK, the root password seems to be disabled (entry ! in /etc/shadow).

I don't know what you are trying to do, and I've no experience with QProcess, but you can use

ssh -p 2223 -i <SDKdir>/SailfishOS/vmshare/ssh/private_keys/SailfishOS_Emulator/root root@localhost

to login or execute commands as root on the emulator VM. I'm not sure if it's desireable to allow random applications to gain root rights in the first place, so I doubt it's possible.

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