[K12OSN] RE: RE: smbldap-installer v. 1.2-gamma gnome login problem

Brian Chivers brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Wed Feb 9 15:16:26 UTC 2005

Matt Oquist wrote:
> David Trask wrote:    [Wed Feb 09 2005, 09:30:33AM EST]
>> So...once I rebooted...I ran smbldap-usermod -P ctrask  and changed
>> the password....this took care of it....I am now able to log in to
>> Gnome.
> Huh.  I thought /bin/false would only disable ssh and virtual-terminal
> access, but it looks like even Gnome doesn't log you in if your shell
> is /bin/false.  Well, just goes to show that I didn't test this...
> Yeah, this is a very bad default value to be in smbldap-useradd-bulk
> since it makes the accounts almost useless.  :)
>> This is not a critical issue, but I'm wondering if we should change
>> back to /bin/bash by default.  I am curious...and haven't been able
>> to try it...does this /bin/false make it not possible to log in from
>> a terminal?
> I would be surprised if terminal logins worked, though I haven't been
> able to test this.
> http://majen.net/smbldap-installer-1.2-delta.tgz is now available with
> the new docs and a smbldap-useradd-bulk default shell of /bin/bash.
> I'll consider this an official release once I've tested it today:
> 1. use smb-ldap.pl on fresh K12LTSP install
> 2. mv userinof.start.sample userinfo.start and 'make'
> 3. join Windblows test box to domain and log in as a test user
> 4. verify that Windblows profile was created
> 5. log into LTSP server as test user
> 6. log into thin client as test user
> Once I've done those things I'll move the file to
> "smbldap-installer-1.2.tgz" and I'll send out another email.
> --matt

I presume we can still override the default shell in the useradd-bulk script
like we spoke about the other day ?


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