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Re: removing "su" from coreutils [Re: Fwd: [PULL] su

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: removing "su" from coreutils [Re: Fwd: [PULL] su
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:24:05 +0100
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On 05/24/2012 02:50 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> Note Fedora and Suse use su from coreutils
> while debian use their own:
> Note also Fedora has `runuser` which is based on su:
> There was also a very related request for
> `runuser` like functionality to be generally available:
> It's probably worth bringing runuser with su,
> no matter where they end up.

So with su being removed in favor of the util-linux implementation,
`runuser` is being implemented there too.
I.E. it will be available outside of redhat/fedora/centos/...
in util-linux >= 2.22, and so should address

Note from previous comments in this thread,
it seems like allowing runser to be built (as an option?)
without requiring PAM, would be useful.

For reference, here are utils with similar functionality:

  Mentioned in feature request from debian

chroot --userspec=U:G --groups=G1,G2,G3 /
  since coreutils v7.4-16-gc45c51f
  beware of CVE-2005-4890

  coreutils internal only;a=blob;f=src/setuidgid.c;hb=HEAD

sg from pwdutils

sudo -u -g

runas from titantools


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