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.
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.