Bug 717122

Summary: Use /etc/login.defs to define a 'system' account instead of hard-coding 500 (s-c-users)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Miloslav Trmač <mitr>
Component: system-config-usersAssignee: Nils Philippsen <nphilipp>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Fixed In Version: system-config-users-1.2.110-1.fc16 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Miloslav Trmač 2011-06-28 00:37:34 EDT
Various code in system-config-users assumes that non-system user and group IDs start at a hard-coded value 500.  Please use [UG]ID_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):
system-config-users-1.2.107-2.fc15
Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2011-06-28 04:58:38 EDT
What values should s-c-users assume if these keys are absent from /etc/login.defs? 500 or 1000?
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2011-06-28 13:02:42 EDT
1000 would be probably better, that's the value shadow-utils (the "owner" of /etc/login.defs) uses.  It doesn't really matter much AFAICS.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-08-13 09:08:40 EDT
system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc16
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-08-13 09:09:07 EDT
system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc15
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-08-13 09:09:24 EDT
system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc14
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-08-15 16:26:09 EDT
Package system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc16
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-09-06 20:13:37 EDT
system-config-users-1.2.110-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2011-09-09 13:10:52 EDT
system-config-users-1.2.110-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2011-10-05 20:00:12 EDT
system-config-users-1.2.110-1.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.