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Re: Cannot su or sudo

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: Cannot su or sudo
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 20:22:31 -0700 (PDT)

 I have had this problem.  Marcus said pflocal is messed.  If you 
login as root, kill pflocal then restart the translator it should

 I think su similar to the linux su since it doesn't directly talk
to the auth server yet, IIRC.

--- Jeff Bailey <jbailey@nisa.net> wrote:
> While I'm waiting for the other problems to recur, I've got another
> fun one:
> buildd@hurd:~$ su
> Password:
> (Wait forever)
> ^C still works.
> buildd@hurd:~$ gdb su
> GNU gdb 5.0.90-cvs (MI_OUT)
> Copyright 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License,
> and you are
> welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain
> conditions.
> Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
> There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for
> details.
> This GDB was configured as "i386-unknown-gnu0.2"...
> (no debugging symbols found)...
> (gdb) run
> Starting program: /usr/bin/su 
> Can't fetch registers from thread 3: No such thread
> (gdb) info threads
> Segmentation fault
> buildd@hurd:~$ 
> I can't set a breakpoint on main...  Perhaps my gdb is screwed up.
> I'll try building a new one tommorow.
> `Oskuro' reported the same problem earlier today, so I suspect it's
> probably eventually reproducable.  I noticed it when the build hung
> on
> an sudo.
> I don't actually know what happens during an 'su' on the Hurd, so
> I'm
> not sure what to check after this.
> I just checked: From the console I can login as root, and I can
> login
> as buildd.  However, I cannot su - so I don't think this is just my
> ssh session that's screwed up.  I'll try to leave the box in this
> state for as longas I can.  If it's just gdb screwing up, maybe a
> new
> one will tell me more.
> I'll keep you posted.
> -- 
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James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware
   2A co-op

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