Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436771
Invalid login shell for BackupPC user
Last modified: 2008-04-09 01:18:52 EDT
Description of problem:
The default shell for the BackupPC user appears to be /usr/bin/nologin which
appears to be a non-existent file.
Other packages using nologin specify /sbin/nologin
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
System did not appear to allow login through this account. However I did not try
manually setting a password for this account to see what happened.
This was a result of looking at various security products usage - this account
was flagged as having an invalid shell.
The README.fedora in BackupPC does explicitly state that:
## BackupPC's user
For security reasons, backuppc user cannot log in. If you want to start manual
backup (ie for debugging), you'll need to set it a shell :
usermod -s /bin/bash
I was unsure though whether it actually should have been /sbin/nologin instead
of /usr/bin/nologin so filed this PR to see.
BackupPC-3.1.0-2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
BackupPC-3.1.0-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.