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

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Mon Jun 19 21:15:28 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 06:08:12PM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > 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?

What I don't understand, is why FreeBSD moved /sbin/nologin to
/usr/sbin/nologin. Don't they also have the same issue with unmounted

If we want to be safe, we can also provide a symlink for
/usr/sbin/nologin. (I'm not sure it is really needed)

Kind Regards,

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