Subject: Re: can't su after 1.6Q upgrade
To: Louis Guillaume <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/01/2003 23:09:51
On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Louis Guillaume wrote:

> After a seemingly successful upgrade to 1.6Q on i386, I'm unable to su
> to root.
> root can su to others but others can't su to root.
> I believe I noticed this even before updating the userland. Once I put
> the kernel in place this problem showed up. Of course updating userland
> didn't fix it!
> I'm quite sure this is a simple config problem, but can't seem to find
> it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Regards,

Let me guess... "/usr/bin/su" is not suid root, because you forgot
to use the "p" option with "tar" (or "pe" with "pax", or "-U" with
"./ install=/ ..." after building with "-U")?