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Re: UPG and the default umask

Aaron Toponce <aaron.toponce@gmail.com> writes:

> Further discussion however shows that other than root, system users
> don't have login shells, and as such, won't process the /etc/profile
> file. Also, because root has its own UPG, there's really no need for the
> logic. My only question is then, why is their default shell /bin/sh, and
> not /bin/false or /usr/sbin/nologin if they indeed are not login shells?

Because the further discussion was wrong.  System users have login shells
in Debian.  (I consider this a very long-standing bug.)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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