I used salt to change the user shell to /usr/bin/fish using salt. However, I had the surprise that the template stopped working.
I switched back to /bin/bash and it still didn’t work. Finally, using another Qubes OS I was able to compare my fedora-38 templates, user should also be in qubes group. But my salt code should only change the user’s shell, not its groups.
So, now, I’m wondering, does the user exist at all in the fedora template, or is it created at each boot? I would like to understand why I got the issue in the first place.
The salt code (which works because it adds the groups)
@de_dust2 your post seems a bit unrelated. Sure, it’s about a shell. If you could, instead of just dropping a link, please add some context as to why that link is relevant to the discussion. And if it’s not, then maybe reconsider the reply.
@deeplow for sure. Fish shell did some nice innovation around usability. For many newcomers that got into Unix-like systems within just the last few years, Fish is a good recommendation. NuShell brings some modern innovations that are pretty great, and also some usability aspects that are very Fish-like.
fish is a pretty good default for a non-root user, so is nu.