Subject: Re: pkg/27162: pkgsrc creates an inadequate /etc/shells if it doesn't already exist.
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From: Jonathan Perkin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/08/2004 14:06:10
* On 2004-10-08 at 13:08 BST, Gavan Fantom wrote:
> * Not update /etc/shells if it's not present. This is easy to do,
> but leaves users of the shells installed from pkgsrc unable to log
> in without intervention from the administrator.
This would be my preferred option; intervention from the administrator
is needed anyway to install the shell, and getusershell(3) doesn't
seem to be too clever - it adds all the shells listed in the manpage
whether they are installed or not, and thereby create an /etc/shells
which does not agree with shells(4):
The shells file contains a list of the shells on the system.
Applications use this file to determine whether a shell is
A well-worded MESSAGE should suffice, in my opinion (and would be my
preferred way of dealing this with my sysadmin hat on).
Jonathan Perkin The NetBSD Project