ports/155987: $HOME of amanda user don't allow for .amandahosts file

Goran Lowkrantz goran.lowkrantz at ismobile.com
Mon Mar 28 07:40:13 UTC 2011

>Number:         155987
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       $HOME of amanda user don't allow for .amandahosts file
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 28 07:40:11 UTC 2011
>Originator:     Goran Lowkrantz
>Release:        PRERELEASE
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FreeBSD vanaheim.hq.ismobile.com 8.2-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 8.2-PRERELEASE #13: Wed Jan 26 10:29:14 CET 2011     root at oden.hq.ismobile.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64

The home directory of user amanda is set to /nonexistent but the client looks for the .amandahosts file in that users $HOME. 

# grep amanda /usr/ports/UIDs 
amanda:*:140:140::0:0:Amanda Daemon:/nonexistent:/usr/sbin/nologin

amandad/amandad.20110328093346.debug:ERROR user operator from backup.glz.hidden-powers.com is not allowed to execute the service noop: cannot open /nonexistent/.amandahosts: No such file or directory

Install misc/amanda-client on a host with BSD security enabled and try to do a backup.
Change home to / or some other existing directory.


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