Subject: Re: can't su after 1.6Q upgrade
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Louis Guillaume <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/02/2003 05:39:33
Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> 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")?
> Frederick

Ah yes. That would be the latter. I didn't realize we needed the -U in 
./ install=/ after building with -U.

I wonder how many other foolish things are awry at this point.

Thank You.