Debian Buster users changes in su command  


  1. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    Debian Buster users changes in su command


    Hi there

    people using DEBIAN BUSTER as a VM (or even as a real distro) should be aware that su changes the path so you won't find a lot of programs from the command line (bash)

    To get back to the old way (path works as before) use su -l command now. Then it all works as before.
    I found that out by trying to add user to sudo and kept getting usermod command not found !!!

    Been playing around with Debian -- very stable , zillions of packages and fast - for beginners who want a lean machine probably easier than using Arch. Runs extremely well on Windows Hosts. Not "Leading Edge" but reasonably up to date also with LTS support so for a lot it's good enough and stable !!!.

    I'm against canonical particularly (Ubuntu) who seem to want to "Corporatize" Linux which is against the whole idea of the OS so distros that have been around for a long time with decent user groups IMO are always worth looking at.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    with linux, you can either run something like sudo su - (the dash loads the profile). You can also do a sudo -i (lower case i...this gives you an interactive root shell).
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  3. Posts : 1,320
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    pparks1 said:
    with linux, you can either run something like sudo su - (the dash loads the profile). You can also do a sudo -i (lower case i...this gives you an interactive root shell).
    Also if the account you use is in de sudoers group and the root user is disabled, use the latter one.
    In case the root user is disabled in the system, for instance by empty pass or policy, then you cannot use su.
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