[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#350040: acknowledged by developer (Bug definitely not a bug)

Jeffrey Sheinberg jeff at bsrd.net
Fri Mar 3 21:35:50 UTC 2006

Debian Bug Tracking System writes:
 > After investigation and advices from the shadow maintenance team and
 > the upstream author, it has been concluded, mostly to Tomasz Klockzko
 > that this bug is not to be considered a bug.
 > Haining root access should be made with su or sudo in these days where
 > login is PAMified.


Please re-open this *bug*.

I do not agree with your conclusion because long standing
functional behavior is being arbitrarily removed.

Note that I work from an xterm using an alternate root (uid=0)

Using sudo as an alternative is out of the question.

Using su is possible, but it can be easily detected when su is
invoked with the --login option.  So, is this a bug in su?  And I
don't yet know what other infelicities will be detected using su.

I just want the prior *reasonable* and *well known* behavior of
login to be restored.  

At the very least, please leave this bug open, even if you
don't yet have plans to fix it.

Jeffrey Sheinberg

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