Subject: Re: "su" in r escue?
To: None <>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/24/2004 09:11:48
> 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)
> 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.

	when you cannot do power-cycle + singleuser login, nor power-cycle +
	rescue-cd-boot, what would you do?  i have been in such situation
	many times.  most cases it is shlib issue.