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Re: the watchdog of login program

From: Ognyan Kulev
Subject: Re: the watchdog of login program
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 12:37:20 +0300
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040413 Debian/1.6-5

/* Cc: Jeff */

Roland McGrath wrote:
Both 251863 and the failure to set owner could be the same problem.  They
would both happen if the login process were not properly authenticated as
root (to the proc server for setowner and to the tty filesystem for chown).

I've finally found what's going on: login always expects to be run as root, and Debian's hurd package doesn't make it set-UID root. I've retitled 251863 and raised severity to important, hoping that next hurd package will include fix.


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