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

Gerwin Tammenga gerwin.tammenga at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 22:03:46 UTC 2011


I first wanted to use he default menu entry.  -->> su-to-root -X -c
That dit not work
i tyred sudo and it worked.
than i investigate little searching and find that su-to-root uses su.
i try su
result is failure

i did not set a active root account at installation.
i use my users password as there is no root

installation profiles

x-server-core gdm gnome-core

if su is not at fault than i think "su-to-root" is.
i hope this helps.

2011/10/6 Nicolas François <nicolas.francois at centraliens.net>

> Hello,
> On Thu, Oct 06, 2011 at 11:15:43PM +0200, gerwin.tammenga at gmail.com wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> Which command did you use with su?
> Which password did you provide to su?
> (by default, su expects root's password, not your password; this would be
> consistent with su reporting that you provided a wrong password)
> Best Regards,
> --
> Nekral
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