Wich su???

Jeremy Utley jutley3 at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 9 10:08:13 PDT 2002


Actually, a default RH install would use neither the sh-utils or shadow copy of su.  They would use the su program included with PAM instead.

That's the case on a RH 7.1 machine I have - PAM is like shadow, and requires a lot of password-related binaries to be replaced.

Jeremy

On 10/9/2002 at 3:35 PM Luis Pedro Pinto wrote:

>On Qua, 2002-10-09 at 14:59, Johan Veenstra wrote:
>> Luis Pedro Pinto wrote:
>> 
>> > Wich su shall i install? The one with the sh-utils or the one in the
>> > shadow package??
>> > 
>> > The sh-utils default install does not install su when given a DESTDIR
>> > option to make (only with install-root) ... And another thing .. the su
>> > that comes with the shadow package is not compatible with some outer
>> > init scripts (postgres)
>> 
>> Ask yourself the question: 'Why does the shadow package come with a 
>> different su'
>> 
>> I don't know for sure, but the answer probably is: 'Hey, we do some
>fancy 
>> stuff hiding the passwords, su might need a replacement'
>
>You're quite right .. ;) and i already asked that to my self, having
>reached  those same conclusions .. But i noticed that Red-Hat uses the
>Sh-utils su .. instead of the shadow one (unless they have hacked  it
>around), that's why i asked ..
>
>> 
>> Johan Veenstra
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