[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#644549: /bin/su: su gives no correct password match, root disabled, sudo works

Gerwin Tammenga gerwin.tammenga at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 21:15:43 UTC 2011

Package: login
Version: 1:
Severity: important
File: /bin/su

After instal of gnome-core i try to start synpatic. I am asked for my password, i fil it in correctly and nothing happens.
when atempthing it in terminal. i find out that sudo works but su not. This is a problem as in every menu item gksu is used by default. and gksu uses su.

i would accpect that su would give a error or give premission instad of saying my pasword is wrong when my password is correct.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=nl_NL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages login depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-10  Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libpam-modules                1.1.1-6.1  Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime                1.1.1-6.1  Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                      1.1.1-6.1  Pluggable Authentication Modules l

login recommends no packages.

login suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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