Bug 48701 - /etc/passwd has /sbin/nologin for "news", causes innd to stop working
Summary: /etc/passwd has /sbin/nologin for "news", causes innd to stop working
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: setup
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-07-11 08:09 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-07-11 21:37:28 UTC

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Description Jonathan Kamens 2001-07-11 08:09:01 UTC
/etc/passwd in setup-2.4.15-1 has /sbin/nologin as news' shell.  This
causes the inn package to stop working.
Either the /sbin/nologin needs to go away, or the inn package needs to be
modified to remove it when inn is installed.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-11 19:13:50 UTC
The inn user needs /bin/bash, or just something that exists?

Comment 2 Jonathan Kamens 2001-07-11 21:37:24 UTC
Before the new version of the "setup" package, the "news" user had no shell at
all, i.e., its line in /etc/passwd ended with "/var/spool/news:".  I reverted to
this when I discovered the problem with having /sbin/nologin there, and that
seems to work.  So I don't think it needs to have an actual shell -- it just
needs to not have "/sbin/nologin".

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-13 16:07:37 UTC
Fixed in 2.5.1-1.

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