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su acts weird on SuSE 8.0... bug or feature ?
  • From: Maarten J H van den Berg <maarten@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 14:19:38 +0200
  • Message-id: <200208301419.38459.maarten@xxxxxxx>

While verifying a user could actually log in, I just noticed some weird
behaviour with our new SuSE 8 boxen; The remote session hangs (and the
process is not killalble) when I try to su from root to my own account.
You may say that that is pointless, as indeed it is, since I could just as
well exit my su session, but still... this shouldn't happen, IMHO.

Is this behaviour correct ? Can anyone here reproduce this at all ?

maarten@new4:~> id
uid=500(maarten) gid=100(users) groups=100(users)
maarten@new4:~> su -
new4:~ # su - andrew
andrew@new4:~> id
uid=504(andrew) gid=100(users) groups=100(users)
andrew@new4:~> logout
new4:~ # su - maarten
[at this point everything hangs, neither control-c nor control-z help]


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