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Old 01-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
toolbox1234
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Scrip issue on Debian


I have a script that is running fine on Debian squeeze on a Dockstar but has problem on a Pogoplug Pro with Debian.
The script segment is
Code:
#!/bin/sh
user="rtorrent"
config="`su -c 'echo $HOME' $user`/.rtorrent.rc"
and the output of it is
Code:
You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)
su: Authentication token is no longer valid; new one required
(Ignored)
Not sure what the issue is to cause the script not to run.
 
Old 01-21-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
alan_ri
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Well what I've been reading about that Pogoplug Pro, it's not so good. Here's one review; http://reviews.cnet.com/networking-a...ml#reviewPage1

Check /etc/shadow, and maybe if you add your user to sudo group and change your script accordingly it may help.

Read this too; http://www.softpanorama.org/Authentication/pam.shtml
 
Old 01-22-2012, 03:39 AM   #3
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It seems to me that there must be a better way to get the home directory of the rtorrent user than to run su and echo "$HOME". How about just parsing /etc/passwd for it?

Code:
#!/bin/sh
user="rtorrent"
userhome=$( awk -v usr="^$user" -F':' '($0 ~ usr) { print $(NF-1) }' /etc/passwd )
config="$userhome/.rtorrent.rc"
Note also that $(..) is highly recommended over `..`. And does this have to be a posix-compliant /bin/sh shell? Changing to /bin/bash would allow you to use its more advanced features as well.
 
Old 01-27-2012, 12:58 AM   #4
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How about ~rtorrent/rtorrent.rc instead?
 
  


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