Why does su change PATH on amd64 but not on hurd-i386 ?
Svante Signell wrote:
> > > > Debian has fixed this already.
Samuel Thibault wrote
> In Debian Linux, yes. But we still have the issue on Debian Hurd. There
> is no reason why we shouldn't be able to get the same behavior.
I would like to understand how this miracle works on my amd64
installation of 6.0.2.
Meanwhile google found me "/etc/login.defs" which obviously is the
source of the su PATH on amd64.
If i change this line
then the next su gets the changed PATH.
But the same file and line are visible on hurd-i386 too.
So why doesn't it get into effect, as on amd64 ?
In man login.defs (on amd64) i read:
Much of the functionality that used to be provided by the shadow
password suite is now handled by PAM. Thus, /etc/login.defs is no
longer used by passwd(1), or less used by login(1), and su(1). Please
refer to the corresponding PAM configuration files instead.
Might this be the difference ?
Have a nice day :)