[BusyBox] su: cannot set groups: Operation not permitted

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Fri Oct 10 01:39:38 UTC 2003


On Thursday 09 October 2003 10:53, Martin Moessner wrote:
> Get the following error when using busybox su command:
> su userx
> Password:
> su: cannot set groups: Operation not permitted
> Check the access flag but can't find any mistakes.
> Best regards
> Martin :-)

It sounds like the suid bit isn't set on the executable.  (Either that or you 
enabled "suid support" in busybox, but didn't set up the suid config file the 
help for that option talks about.  It's basically like built-in sudo, you 
have to configure it.)

Rob





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