Opened 9 years ago
Closed 8 years ago
#887 closed defect (fixed)
Can't su into unprivileged user when following documentation
|Reported by:||Daniel Krol||Owned by:|
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 , 9 years ago
comment:2 by , 8 years ago
|Status:||new → closed|
Happened to check back here after a long time - it's fixed in the latest documentation. Thanks!
Ah, I see that this is already in master. I'm looking on http://mediagoblin.readthedocs.org/ and it's not there yet.