[Pkg-shadow-devel] Re: Bug#366545: pidentd: [security] use /bin/nologin instead of /bin/false in /etc/passwd

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Mon Jun 19 16:08:12 UTC 2006

> To Shadow list: please consider moving:
>   /usr/bin/nologin   => /bin/nologin
> so that other packages could start using 'nologin' instead of current
> /bin/false.

This seems fair by me. I wonder whether this should deserve a
transition or just move the binary....After all, nologin is not here
since a long time so it's pretty unlikely that many packages use it
(for instance to define it as some created users shell).

I'm tempted to avoid a complicated transition. Advices?

I think that this suggestion should go to upstream as well. Having
nologin in /bin does not make sense only for Debian, of course.


Jari, I'm OK with you cloning this bug report and reassign a "please
move nologin to /bin" bug to login.

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