[Bug 747] New: NFS-Utilities needs "nobody" user

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Tue Apr 27 12:48:23 PDT 2004


           Summary: NFS-Utilities needs "nobody" user
           Product: Beyond LinuxFromScratch
           Version: CVS
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: BOOK
        AssignedTo: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
         QAContact: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org

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.

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