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bug#5300: su command does not elevate user privilege to root when run in

From: Praveen A
Subject: bug#5300: su command does not elevate user privilege to root when run inside term/ansi-term mode
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:22:11 +0530

2010/1/8 Glenn Morris <address@hidden>:
> Praveen A wrote:
>> su command does not a make a normal user root when run inside term
>> mode.
> So what does happen then?

It just gives you the normal user shell prompt (both for ssh and su)

address@hidden:~$ ssh localhost
address@hidden's password:
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> emacs -Q -f term
> bash RET
> bash> su
> password RET
> works fine for me. So does ssh.

I'm using emacs 23.1+1-5 from debian testing, it is also failing with
a trunk built emacs too.

It just

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