installation of cdrecord needs an user "bin"

Ian Molton imolton at
Thu Oct 4 11:16:18 PDT 2001

On stardate Thu, 04 Oct 2001 11:55:03 -0500
J.A. began the full scale invasion of earth with the following words:

> Also be sure that /etc/shadow, if you use shadow, contains:
> bin:!:XXXXX:X:XXXXX:X:::
>  |  | |
>  |  | |= you won't see "X". I put "X" to indicate "not important".
>  |  |= passwd. "!" indicates a locked account.
>  |= user
> The most important thing is that the account be locked (L). To be
> sure, simply do a `/usr/bin/passwd -S bin'. You should see a big "L"
> along with other useful info of course.
> Setting the shell as /bin/false is just for extra assurance. This is
> the easiest way on Linux. Other UNIX systems actually have a program
> for use with no login accounts. OpenBSD for example has /sbin/nologin

hmm. what happens when bin is in /etc/passwd and not /etc/shadow
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