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bug#10317: PING - bug#10317: patch to su: -l and -p should not be used t
bug#10317: PING - bug#10317: patch to su: -l and -p should not be used together
Fri, 4 May 2012 11:19:56 +0200
Jim Meyering wrote:
> I tried to use the su from coreutils (with or without your patch)
> and found that it does not work when it attempts to authenticate.
> E.g., it cannot su to any user on this Fedora 17 system. If su
> remains so broken that it does not work out-of-the-box on F17,
> then it's not worth patching. Remember that I wanted to remove su
> from coreutils altogether, and only reluctantly agreed to consider
> this change. If someone who cares about su remaining in coreutils
> wants to take responsibility for making it usable, that'd be great.
> It may be as simple as importing a patch or two from Fedora or Suse.
It (su built from latest git) works here on OpenSuSE-12.1,
so it may be a F17 issue.
OpenSuSE uses su from coreutils BTW.
Have a nice day,
bug#10317: PING - bug#10317: patch to su: -l and -p should not be used together, Jim Meyering, 2012/05/04