> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Nelson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: zondag 26 maart 2006 8:54
> To: Saul Mena Avila
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Thanks! and... the su command
> In the last episode (Mar 26), Saul Mena Avila said:
> > Hi!. Thanks for helping me with the USB flash memory. I've also have
> > with the su command... since I installed the FreeBSD 5.4, everytime I
> try to
> > login as root with su, the shell answers me with "Sorry"... and that's
> > Is it wrong configured or installed?
> You need to be in the 'wheel' group to su to root. It's not mentioned
> in the su manpage, but is in both the FAQ and handbook.
> Dan Nelson
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Although it is described in the handbook, in my opinion an "error message",
or more generally a "feedback message", should give more useful feedback to
the user. Now the user must think of all the checks that can fail while - in
this case - authenticating, which is rather silly when you think of it,
because the su-command, just did exactly the same, and could have easily
printed a message that would describe the check on which it returned the
- Freek Nossin
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