Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#887 closed defect (fixed)

Can't su into unprivileged user when following documentation

Reported by: Daniel Krol Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: programming Keywords:
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The documentation says to create a system user for the unprivileged user that runs mediagoblin. On my system, this meant that I couldn't su into it (and there was no error message when I tried and failed). Looking around online, it sounds like this is intentional. If it's a system user, it's not meant to have a shell. Its shell is /bin/false. So here's a way to do it anyway:

sudo su - mediagoblin -s /bin/bash


su - mediagoblin -s /bin/bash

I'm on Debian 7.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Daniel Krol, 10 years ago

Ah, I see that this is already in master. I'm looking on and it's not there yet.

comment:2 by Daniel Krol, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Happened to check back here after a long time - it's fixed in the latest documentation. Thanks!

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