I just installed Debian Jessie and created a user account ("jerome") during installation.
I log into my server through SSH as jerome, then use su to work as root. (sudo is not installed and root ssh is disabled).
On my fresh install, I installed and configured etckeeper and smartmontools.
When logged in as root, if I commit using
etckeeper commit, the author of the commit is jerome and the committer is root. I'd expect both to be root.
I configured smartmontools to send mails to root (using option
-m root) but the mails are sent to jerome (in
I can't figure out any explanation for this and I can't find the right keywords to search.
In case it matters, the groups for user jerome are
jerome cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev netdev