Subject: Re: Odd 'su' problem
To: Ashley Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/1999 09:17:04
You have lost the setuid bits of the files you copied.
Its mentioned in passing at:
You can probably fix it by using the '-p' flag when copying,
or by reextracting the install tarfiles.
What _is_, what _should be_, and what _could be_ are all distinct.
On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, Ashley Campbell wrote:
> I installed a new rz56 drive and set it as my /usr partition. The problem
> is, whenever I boot with that drive set as /usr in /etc/fstab, su doesn't
> work. It says 'Sorry,' despite the correct password. 'su' works when I
> change fstab back to my old disk and use that /usr.
> Is there something I'm missing? I simply disklabeled, 'newfs'ed and 'cp'ed
> all of my old /usr stuff to the new disk.
> Thanks for the help.