[PATCH] permanently_set_uid fails on Cygwin :-(

Darren Tucker dtucker at zip.com.au
Sat Sep 20 11:43:15 EST 2003

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> +#ifndef HAVE_CYGWIN
>         /* Try restoration of UID if changed (test clearing of saved uid) */
>         if (old_uid != pw->pw_uid &&
>             (setuid(old_uid) != -1 || seteuid(old_uid) != -1))
>                 fatal("%s: was able to restore old [e]uid", __func__);
> +#endif

Is this OK, or should we have a define like "OS_CANT_DROP_PRIVS"?  Are
there any other OSes (that we support) to which this might apply?

Darren Tucker (dtucker at zip.com.au)
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