Bug 116839 - 'su -' fails for root
Summary: 'su -' fails for root
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC2Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-02-25 17:30 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-03-04 04:15:28 UTC

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Description Bill Nottingham 2004-02-25 17:30:30 UTC
Logged in on the console as root, context is root:sysadm_r:sysadm_t

'su -' fails with 'su: incorrect password'.

Actual results:

It failed.

Expected results:

It should work.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Scott Sloan 2004-02-25 17:57:38 UTC
How does this bug differ from 

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2004-02-25 20:58:55 UTC
The errors didn't seem to come from the tty stuff. I'll need to get
the full list.

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2004-03-03 17:36:53 UTC
Now that I've had a chance to look at this, I can't reproduce it. :-/

From a clean rawhide-20040303 install, logging in as root on VT1 and
running 'su -' works, saying:

Your default context is root:sysadm_r:sysadm_t

Do you want to choose a different one? [n]

and 'exit' brings me back to the original shell.  Same in
gnome-terminal from a root login via gdm.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-04 04:15:28 UTC
Policy changed quite a bit. Will reopen if it persists.

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