[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#479051: nagios3: wrong home directory for the nagios user

Stephane Chazelas stephane at artesyncp.com
Fri May 2 13:14:10 UTC 2008

Package: nagios3
Version: 3.0.1-1
Severity: normal

The nagios user is being added by
/usr/sbin/useradd -r -d /var/log/nagios -s /bin/sh -c "%{nsusr}" %{nsusr}

However, the /var/log/nagios doesn't exist in nagios3, it's

It can be a problem when wanting to add a check for the rsh
service by putting a .rhosts file in the nagios' home directory
for instance.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_GB.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nagios3 depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.7-10            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgd2-xpm             2.0.36~rc1~dfsg-2 GD Graphics Library version 2
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.16.3-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libjpeg62              6b-14             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libperl5.8             5.8.8-12          Shared Perl library
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.26-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  nagios3-common         3.0.1-1           support files for nagios3
ii  perl                   5.8.8-12          Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

nagios3 recommends no packages.

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