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Re: fingerd

I just added the correct entry for nobody, and it works fine now.

I believe it is a bug, seeing as it was from a fresh install from the 
debian 1.1 beta.  Maybe I should have said yes to the question of 
updating the /etc/passwd.  I figured the initial installation would 
produce an adequate one not to be overwritten by a package.

Jason Eggleston

On Fri, 3 May 1996, Guy Maor wrote:

> On Fri, 3 May 1996, Jason Eggleston wrote:
> > For those following this thread, someone else has been helping me off the 
> > list and figured out I didn't have a 'nobody' in my /etc/passwd file.  
> The problem was that nobody had a shell of /dev/null (check this in
> your /etc/passwd to see if that's your problem).  You can upgrade to a
> newer base and recreate your system's users or use vipw to cut and
> paste the /etc/passwd's.
> At the moment there is no way for base to upgrade the system user part
> of /etc/passwd only.
> Guy

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