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Re: Why do system users have shells?

On Tue, 26 Nov 2002, David Pashley wrote:
> I remember trying to set all(most/some) system accounts to /bin/false and the 
> only thing I noticed breaking was fetchmail. Of course there may have been 
> others, but fetchmail persuaded me to revert to /bin/sh.
> Would it be worth filing a bug about this?

Sure. It is very simple to fix...  I am not the fetchmail maintainer
anymore, but I would not have minded such a bug, and would have fixed the
issue.  I think the new maintainer will do the same.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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