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newid on linux...

 
Sameh Shaker
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newid on linux...

Hello,
I'm working on a linux grid currently managed and maintained by HP, however, I couldn't help notice the use of newid to elevate user privileges, I don't seem to be able to find this anywhere online, and the newid is installed by an RPM on RHEL5/x86_64 ...

My question is, where can I obtain that package for i386, and it would be awesome if we could some how get to the source code of it...

Any tips will be highly appreciated...
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: newid on linux...

Shalom,

rpm -qa | grep newid

Get the rpm name

rpm -ql

This should enable you to compose a yum command for it, if it comes off a repo.

Also:

rpm -qf

It may already include 32 bit binaries, but probably not.

also: http://rpmfind.net

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macosta
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Re: newid on linux...

Also, why not ask your support/account folks about the utility. Who knows - it may simply be a symlink to sudo for all I know.

If it is open source, it should not be an issue to point you to the source, but if it is proprietary, you may still ask to see the source for your own accounting purposes.