Subject: pkg/13250: INN pkg unuseable as installed
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: g r <email@example.com>
Date: 06/19/2001 20:31:32
>Synopsis: INN pkg unuseable as installed
>Arrival-Date: Tue Jun 19 17:30:00 PDT 2001
>Originator: gabriel rosenkoetter
>Release: Jun 17 2001
System: NetBSD grappa 1.5W NetBSD 1.5W (GRAPPA) #5: Tue Jun 19 11:27:23 EDT 2001 gr@grappa:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GRAPPA i386
After doing a make install (or, I presume, pkg_add) of INN
(pkgsrc/news/inn) it's not possible to just start INN up.
Obviously, one should have to do configuration and starting the
daemon up right off the bat is a bad idea, but this line in
/etc/passwd, included in the default install, needs to be changed
by the package:
... as running the rc script installed by the package produces the
grappa:~# /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/innd start
This account is currently not available.
I'm *assuming* that just changing the news user's shell to /bin/sh
is okay but I haven't exactly thought out all the security
implications of doing so.
Install innd, try to use its start up script.
none provided, especially since I'm unsure whether this should
just be an addition to the post-install output ("You need to give
the user 'news' a shell!") or an actual change to the package.