Did /nonexistent go away in FreeBSD 9 ?

Arthur Chance freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Thu Aug 21 07:12:29 UTC 2014

On 19/08/2014 21:29, John Case wrote:
> I point a particular application to a 7.x system using a login with
> /nonexistent as the home directory and /sbin/nologin as the shell.
> I copied the line from 'vipw' into a new 9.x system, and now when I try
> to connect, the application complains.

It would help if you told us what the complaint was, and also what the 
app was, or at least what it's supposed to do.

> I also have securelevel=2 ...
> So, did something change with /nonexistent in FreeBSD 9, or does
> securelevel=2 screw this up somehow ??

The entire point about /nonexistent is that it is nonexistent.

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