future of su

Eric Blake eblake@redhat.com
Tue May 29 15:37:00 GMT 2012

Upstream coreutils is considering completely dropping su, in favor of
having util-linux provide su across all GNU/Linux distros.  Right now,
cygwin's su.exe comes from coreutils, but with a cygwin-specific patch,
and it still doesn't do quite what users are used to from a Linux
perspective.  Is it better to completely drop su from cygwin, or should
I coordinate with the util-linux maintainer to hand control of su out of
coreutils and over to util-linux?

Eric Blake   eblake@redhat.com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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