Bug 1649549

Summary: Accounts with non-bash default shell get skipped
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Matt Novenstern <fisxoj>
Component: accountsserviceAssignee: Matthias Clasen <mclasen>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Matt Novenstern 2018-11-13 20:58:48 UTC
Description of problem:
My user is missing from gdm's list of users and gnome-settings' list of users on the users tab.

A helpful Southern_Gentlem on #fedora on freenode said people with non-bash login shells have been having problems like this and, sure enough, chsh'ing my shell to bash makes me show up again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name         : accountsservice
Version      : 0.6.54
Release      : 1.fc29
Arch         : x86_64
Size         : 351 k
Source       : accountsservice-0.6.54-1.fc29.src.rpm
Repo         : @System
From repo    : updates-testing

How reproducible:
Had it happen on two computers

Steps to Reproduce:

chsh -s /usr/bin/fish $USER

/usr/libexec/accounts-daemon --debug
# skipping user: $USER

chsh -s /usr/bin/bash $USER

/usr/libexec/accounts-daemon --debug
# loaded user: $USER

Actual results:
* User isn't listed in any gnome shell user list (gdm, users in gnome settings)
* If there isn't a second user on the system with a bash shell, gnome initial setup starts

Expected results:
User account is listed in lists of users

Additional info:
I've also been having sessions crash when resuming from suspend that might be related.

Comment 1 Matt Novenstern 2018-11-13 21:16:20 UTC
Hmm, I spoke a bit too soon.  While accounts-daemon isn't skipping my user anymore, it still doesn't show up in gdm or the users tab in gnome settings.

Comment 2 Matt Novenstern 2018-11-13 23:53:55 UTC
Building https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/accountsservice/accountsservice master
and then running 

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. sudo ./src/accounts-daemon --replace

causes my user to show up in gnome control center's users panel.

Comment 3 Matt Novenstern 2018-11-14 00:41:21 UTC
Sorry for the comment spam, but to wrap up my investigation, it seems like there is an unreleased (no version tagged) commit that fixes a bug where a string for minimum user id was treated like an integer.  I've replaced /usr/libexec/accounts-service with the version built from master on my systems and it seems to be working fine.

I've opened an issue on freedesktop gitlab to request a patch version with the fix: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/accountsservice/accountsservice/issues/59

Comment 4 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 20:30:41 UTC
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Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 19:54:36 UTC
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