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Date:      Fri, 9 Feb 1996 09:54:03 -0500
From:      "Garrett A. Wollman" <>
To:        "Miguel A.L. Paraz" <>
Subject:   How to 'su'
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<<On Fri, 9 Feb 1996 16:16:43 +0800 (GMT+0800), "Miguel A.L. Paraz" <> said:

> Hello!
> How do you su to root?  Even if the user's GID is changed to 0
> with vipw, su still says:

> su: you are not in the correct group to su root.

The user's primary GID should never be 0.  Rather, the user should be
added to the membership of group 0 in /etc/group.  The `su' command
only looks at the group membership list, not the user's group list.


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