On Thu, 26 Jul 2001 03:15:38 +0200, Sheldon Hearn wrote:

> I've completed a pretty clean crossgrade [1] to -CURRENT and find that
> su is broken.  I thought this had been fixed.
> I have a virgin rev 1.17 /etc/pam.conf, I'm in group wheel, I built
> world with no funky options, the su binary (built from su rev 1.39)
> really is setuid root and yet I get the amazingly helpful error message:
>    su: Sorry

Found it. pam_wheel is a whore.  It doesn't use getgid() or getegid(),
but instead grovels through /etc/group manually.

I'm in group wheel by virtue of the fact that my GID specified in the
passwd file is 0.  I don't have to be in /etc/group.

Unless, of course, I want to su. :-)


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