[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#670132: Useless " ...terminated." messaged at the end of su invocation

Yuri D'Elia wavexx at thregr.org
Mon Apr 23 09:42:06 UTC 2012

Package: login
Version: 1:4.1.5-1
Severity: normal
File: /bin/su

$ su -c id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)
$ su -
# ^D

This " ...terminated." message must be the most useless change to some core
unix utility I've seen so far. When I've seen it the first time I was honestly
thinking something broke or crashed due to a signal.

Bring back the "success = no output" philosophy please.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (900, 'unstable'), (800, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages login depends on:
ii  libc6           2.13-30
ii  libpam-modules  1.1.3-7
ii  libpam-runtime  1.1.3-7
ii  libpam0g        1.1.3-7

login recommends no packages.

login suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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