future of su

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue May 29 15:59:00 GMT 2012

On May 29 09:37, Eric Blake wrote:
> 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?

I don't see any pressing reason to keep su, but ultimately it's between
you both.


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