Bug 717112

Summary: Use /etc/login.defs to define a 'system' account instead of hard-coding 500 (authconfig)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Miloslav Trmač <mitr>
Component: authconfigAssignee: Tomas Mraz <tmraz>
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Fixed In Version: authconfig-6.1.15-1.fc16 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Miloslav Trmač 2011-06-28 00:10:51 EDT
Description of problem:
authinfo.py (and authconfig.8) categorize UIDs as system/user using a hard-coded value 500.  Please use UID_MIN from /etc/login.defs for this; we plan to change the boundary.

See attachment 510191 [details] for the proper way to parse /etc/login.defs.

Please let me know if you want me to prepare a complete patch.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
authconfig-6.1.14-2.fc16
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2011-06-28 02:25:24 EDT
No need to prepare a complete patch.
Comment 2 Kostas Georgiou 2011-07-21 06:31:00 EDT
Shouldn't authconfig use SYS_UID_{MIN,MAX} instead of UID_MIN?
Values below UID_MIN can still be user accounts...
Comment 3 Miloslav Trmač 2011-07-21 07:09:15 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> Shouldn't authconfig use SYS_UID_{MIN,MAX} instead of UID_MIN?
> Values below UID_MIN can still be user accounts...

Similarly, values outside of SYS_* can be system accounts.  In practice, SYS_UID_MAX defaults to (UID_MIN-1), so UID_MIN is the variable more likely to be present in login.defs - and checking UID_MIN is already a de facto standard.