Bug#871688: exim4-base: using su in cronjob invokes a full pam-session. use runuser instead

Jakob Schürz wertstoffe at nurfuerspam.de
Fri Aug 25 03:44:49 UTC 2017

Am 2017-08-14 um 16:30 schrieb Marc Haber:
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 07:19:14PM +0200, Jakobus Schürz wrote:
>> You find my changes below to use runuser instead of su, which solves the
>> problems comming from the su-command.
> Given that I have never heard of runuser in 20+ years of Unix
> experience, shouldn't probably the su man page mention runuser?

I've also heard about runuser first time, when i asked in the
systemd-list... It seems, it's build from the su-code-base (found a
Website on searching about this command) to avoid the problems if you
want to run a command as another UID/GID with a whole session... like my

It's available since util-linux 2.23




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