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Re: RHEL Web Stack (mysql user)



On 8/17/06, Ryan Golhar <golharam umdnj edu> wrote:

Thanks Manuel.  I'm actually installing mysql from RPM using up2date.
I'll change the entry in /etc/passwd.  I'm wondering if I should file
this as a bug in bugzilla...


-----Original Message-----
From: Manuel Arostegui Ramirez [mailto:manuel todo-linux com]
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 11:34 AM
To: golharam umdnj edu; General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: Re: RHEL Web Stack (mysql user)

El Jueves, 17 de Agosto de 2006 17:20, Ryan Golhar escribió:
> I installed mySQL 5.0.18 from the Web Stack beta for RHEL AS 4.  I see

> this entry in /etc/password:
> mysql:x:100:101:MySQL server:/var/lib/mysql:/bin/bash
> Shouldn't the login shell be /sbin/nologin?

By default no

When installing MySQL from sources I always use:

groupadd mysql
useradd mysql -c "MySQL Server" -d /dev/null -g mysql -s /sbin/nologin

And then all compiling options...
If you wish to know which options I use, all you have to do is ask ;-)

Manuel Arostegui Ramirez.

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