In solus historically we've used the sudo group instead of wheel as the default admin group, for the historical reasons why, I don't know. Regardless, most software assumes that the wheel group is the default sudo group and we have to patch several packages to change it to use sudo. I am sure some functionality gets broken as we don't necessarily notice all of the packages that assume wheel.
wheel n. [from slang big wheel' for a powerful person] A person who has an active wheel bit. "We need to find a wheel to unwedge the hung tape drives." (See wedged, sense 1.) The traditional name of security group zero in BSD (to which the major system-internal users like root belong) is wheel'. Some vendors have expanded on this usage, modifying Unix so that only members of group `wheel' can go root.
- Transition to new go-based qol-assist
- Implement support in qol-assist to remove users from a group. https://github.com/getsolus/qol-assist/issues/3
- Add a migration in qol-assist that adds active admin users to the wheel group
- Change the default sudo group to wheel in the sudo package
- Change the default admin group from sudo to wheel in the accountsservice package
- Remove our polkit patches that changes the sudo group from wheel to sudo
- Remove systemd patches that changes the sudo group from wheel to sudo
- Any other packages
- Add a migration in qol-assist that removes active admin users from the sudo group when we are confident it can be removed.