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Re: mandb wrapper scripts

On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 09:53:48PM +0100, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 08:43:01PM +0100, Ruud de Rooij wrote:
> > What is the reason that the Linux su can't be used on the hurd?  Or
> > has it simply been not ported yet?
> Completely different uids policy.
> On GNU/Linux you can have exactly 1 uid and 1 or more gids.
> On GNU/Hurd you can have 1 uid, 2 uids, 47 uids, even *no* uid at all.
> Same cosmics with gids applies.

Though su doesn't need to know about it as even the broadest extension of
the not-so-standard su utility could not manage those extended
authentification features (see my other mail for more details about Hurd and


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