Feature Request #1780
[armv7] do not set user/root password in future tarball releases
The https://repomirror.parabola.nu/iso/arm/LATEST/ParabolaARM-armv7-LATEST.tar.gz:"lastest" (at the time of writing) tarball release has a password set.
After booting the user can't log in.
Having no passwords in the next tarball release (and optionally adding the password to the https://wiki.parabola.nu/ARM_Installation_Guide#Change_or_set_the_root_password:"ARM installation guide" for this release would fix it.
Updated by bill-auger about 2 years ago
just for a sanity check - what this sounds like you are suggesting is that password-less root login should be the default configuration for a fully-installed system - as i said on the mailing list, i think you are the assuming the tarball image is the equivalent of a "live" installation environment and would normally be used that way - password-less root login may be sensible for a read-only "live" environment running in-memory; when it is most likely only being used to bootstrap install a real system - but this is not like that - this is the actual target system
i would view this more like spinning up a VM by cloning a pre-configured image - those will almost certainly be fully and securely configured out of the box, including strong passwords - in fact, most LiveISOs also have the root password set - the arch-based ISOs are the only ones i can remember that do not have root password set - most do not login as root either but login to a graphical environment as an unprivileged 'liveuser' user