_sabnzbd deleted on reboot

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_sabnzbd deleted on reboot

Postby snow3a9 » June 4th, 2012, 11:40 am

Hello Everyone,

I was able to install sabnzbd+ on NAS4FREE using the "pkg_add -r sabnzbdplus" command. I'm also able to start it by using the command "/usr/local/etc/rc.d/sabnzbd start" using SSH terminal. However, the problem is that if I reboot the box the user _sabnzbd is deleted from the system.

Why would FREEBSD delete the account ? Can anyone point me in the right direction ?

Thanks!
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Re: _sabnzbd deleted on reboot

Postby dbrooks » June 15th, 2012, 11:31 pm

Not something FreeBSD would do. I'm not familiar with NAS4Free, but some appliance-based embedded systems will mount a read-only partition in memory, the contents of which will be overwritten on boot as it will fall back to the "known good" values. This makes for easy upgrading and support, since it's and appliance and should be running the same "firmware".

Usually there's a method to commit changes. In the case of pfsense/FreeNAS, there's a config directory (/config maybe? /cf?) that will overwrite corresponding files in /etc if they are present. Alternatively, you could mount / as read-write, install news/sabnzbdplus, and then re-mount / as read-only. Or, more accurately, you may have to mount the flash media holding your image, where appropriate.

In any case, what you're experiencing is likely a symptom of NAS4Free, not FreeBSD itself.
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