Opened 20 years ago

Closed 20 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#747 closed defect (fixed)

NFS-Utilities needs "nobody" user

Reported by: kpfleming@… Owned by: blfs-book@…
Priority: high Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: ~CVS
Severity: normal Keywords:


Current LFS books (CVS and newxml) do not configure the system with a "nobody" user defined in /etc/passwd. The BLFS instructions for Postfix include addition of this user, but the instructions for nfs-utils do not. Postfix is in chapter 21, though, three chapters after nfs-utils.

However, the nfs-utils Makefile wants to change ownership of some directories under /var/lib to nobody, and installation fails because this user does not exist. Either the useradd for "nobody" needs to be added to the nfs-utils instructions, or maybe a separate page in the "After LFS Configuration" section could take care of it.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by larry@…, 20 years ago

Repeat the groupadd and useradd for nobody user in these installation instructions.

comment:2 by larry@…, 20 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:3 by bdubbs@…, 10 years ago

Milestone: old

Milestone old deleted

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