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Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 15:08:42 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: su, syslog, pam

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 02:54:55PM +0400, Anatoly Pugachev wrote:
> I failed to 'su - ' as ordinary user in Owl.

Why do that?  Anyway, if you must, run:

control su wheelonly

Does this help?  On a default install of Owl, it'd enable su for use by
users in group wheel.  (There's also the wheel setting, which
corresponds to BSD-like behavior, but I think wheelonly is better most
of the time... if you enable any of these at all, which you normally
should not.)

# control su list
public wheel wheelonly restricted

> Added myself to 'wheel'
> group and re-login, as well commented out pam_rootok and uncommented
> pam_wheel in /etc/pam.d/su.

Please use control(8) instead of editing these files manually (although
you can if you know what you're doing).


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