On Sat, 2003-03-08 at 06:11, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> sh-2.05a# su USER
> bash-2.05a$ ps xa
> the password server isn't loaded again, and the system automatically
> load /hurd/pflocal /hurd/magic tty
> Because su (the one from coreutils) does not use the password
> translator (atleast directly, don't recall the details); compared to
> login, which does.
> Try using the x command (an Hurdish su, but I don'r remeber if it is
> installed by default), you should be able to get the lovely
> authentication failure message there. =) To find the bug though you
> should compile things with debugging symbols and run the evil programs
> in gdb.
x didn't even compile the last time I tried it so I doubt it works.
However, there is a shell script sush that uses login, so it could be
used to reproduce this error :)