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Re: "su -" strange behaviour on Solaris 9

From: Art Vandalay
Subject: Re: "su -" strange behaviour on Solaris 9
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 12:43:58 -0400

On 10/7/05, Bob Proulx <address@hidden> wrote:
> > If anyone has ideas on *anything* i can try, that would be most
> > appreciated.
> What I do and what I recommend is that you avoid these listed
> utilities on your platform and use the native ones on your platform.
> false hostname logname pinky sync true uptime users who
> > I realize the version of 'su' on Solaris 9 is far older than 5.2.1, but
> did
> > Sun modify 'su', or is their weird interaction with 'su' on Solaris 9
> that
> > i'm not aware of?
> Because the GNU su is a completely different code base from the
> Solaris su the concept of older or newer really does not apply
> directly to it. They are not related.

Okay, granted they're from different code bases, and I don't have access to
the Solaris one (even opensolaris.org <http://opensolaris.org> will not be
the Sol 9 version), so should I not be using the GNU version? There are no
other options?


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