Bug 725073

Summary: Unmodified /etc/login.defs replaced on upgrade, breaking existing systems
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Miloslav Trmač <mitr>
Component: shadow-utilsAssignee: Peter Vrabec <pvrabec>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Miloslav Trmač 2011-07-22 14:35:54 EDT
Created attachment 514765 [details]
Preserve unmodified login.defs on upgrade

Even with %config(noreplace) the configuration file is replaced when it was not modified by users.  This is correct behavior, but it means that the [GU]ID_MIN change from 500 to 1000 would break existing systems.

The attached patch adds scriptlets that manually preserve the old configuration.  The md5sum value matches the login.defs file shipped in Fedora 1[345].
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2011-07-22 14:37:30 EDT
Created attachment 514766 [details]
Preserve unmodified login.defs on upgrade