Re: System accounts with valid shells
Colin Watson <email@example.com> writes:
> However, there's an awkward problem blocking the change, namely #184979.
> The last time I made any change to passwd.master or group.master that
> caused update-passwd to prompt everyone to accept it was in December
> 2004. Since then, the policy manual has been updated to say that all
> packages must use debconf for prompting (albeit with an exception for
> Essential and transitively-Essential packages, but only in that they may
> have a fallback mechanism). base-passwd is not in compliance with this
> policy and it will require an extensive rewrite of update-passwd.c to
> make it so.
Ah! Thank you. I hadn't realized this was the issue.
I assume that would mean that update-passwd would need to become a client
of the libdebconfclient0 library?
Phillip, given the above background, would you be willing to modify the
libuuid package to use /bin/false or /usr/sbin/nologin instead of /bin/sh
for the shell for the libuuid user? That package doesn't have the same
issues that base-passwd has.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>