Subject: Re: "su" in r escue?
To: None <>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/24/2004 07:36:46
On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 00:29, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> 	when my machine is in trouble, i usually do not have a window where
> 	i log on as root, so i can do very limited troubleshooting (for
> 	instance, i cannot change shlib symlink to older one as "itojun").
> 	so - how about adding "su" in rescue binary?  there may be file
> 	size issue (due to addition of password check routine).  or, if
> 	we make "su" runnable by people in wheel group, we can skip password
> 	check? (leaving a room with logged-in terminal has always risk so
> 	it just increases risk factor)
> itojun

What is wrong with using option -s booting into single user mode or booting 
using a  "rescue"-disk or cdrom in order to undertake the required changes? I 
don't believe that adding complexity and consequently bloat to the rescue 
binaries is the way to go when alternative procedures are available.

cheerio Berndt