Weird error trying to su..

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Mon Oct 2 08:55:38 PDT 2000

On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> I was installing some software and I've started receiving an error whenever
> I try to su..
> setgid:  Operation not permitted
> Any idea what may be causing this?  I believe I accidentally did a chown on
> a couple directories (/bin, /boot, /dev) but I chowned them back to root. 
> I don't recall changing any libs or anything.

Try: chown root.root /bin/su
chmod 4755 /bin/su

that will restore su to it's proper permissions if they were messed up (yes, 
su needs to run setuid root0

Gerard Beekmans

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