Wich su???

Luis Pedro Pinto luis.pinto at ent.efacec.pt
Thu Oct 10 05:54:44 PDT 2002


On Qua, 2002-10-09 at 18:08, Jeremy Utley wrote:
> 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

Strange .. i made rpm -qf /bin/su and it gave me sh-utils ... ?

> 
> 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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