Privilege separation user (OpenSSH 3.4) install prob.

From: Simon Matthews (nobody@devnull.none)
Date: 06/28/02

From: Simon Matthews <nobody@devnull.none>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 22:26:46 GMT

I keep getting the following error message at the end of 'make install':
id sshd || \
        echo "WARNING: Privilege separation user \"sshd\" does not exist"
uid=5003(sshd) gid=5003(sshd) groups=5003(sshd)

Yet the user exists:
[root@postoffice openssh-3.4p1]# grep sshd /etc/passwd
sshd:x:5003:5003:sshd privsep:/var/empty:/bin/false

I even tried to change the configuration with no better result:
[root@postoffice openssh-3.4p1]# ./configure --sysconfdir=/etc/ssh2
--with-pam --with-privsep-user=sshd

Does anyone have any ideas what I am doing wrong? The system is a RedHat
6.2 distro.

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