> while recently cvsup'ing my box here at home, i had a weird
> thing happen...
> i had already built world, built and installed the kernel,
> installed world (including all
> appropriate reboots), and when i brought it back up, but
> prior to running mergemaster, i
> popped the jumper on the circuit the box is on. my ups is
> somewhat wimpy, and only lasts
> a couple minutes (the fuse trips all the time too.. stupid
> apartment wiring can't handle
> 2 computers and the washer and dryer at once =P ) so i made
> it a priority to go ahead and
> shut the box down. after fixing said jumper and bring the
> box back up i noticed that i
> could now su like a madman, without ever being prompted for
> passwords. i then remembered
> that i hadn't run mergemaster yet, so i ran it again and
> rebooted for safe measure and su
> started asking for passwords again.
I think the only time this happens is if the root password is blank. It
is possible that one of your mergemaster runs put in the default root
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