Bug 1023370 - ddclient rpm should use stable uids
ddclient rpm should use stable uids
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: ddclient (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Reported: 2013-10-25 05:48 EDT by Nuno Fernandes
Modified: 2017-04-06 06:04 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-04-06 06:04:35 EDT
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Description Nuno Fernandes 2013-10-25 05:48:14 EDT
Description of problem:
ddclient user is created using useradd and groupadd without specifying numeric ids/gids. It should use stable and defined uids.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In a workstation install ddclient
2. In another workstation with a different set of users also install ddclient
3. The chosen uid/gid is not the same

Actual results:
chosen uid/gid is not the same

Expected results:
They should be the same.

Additional info:
I think the solution would be to change preinstall scriptlet from:

getent group ddclient > /dev/null || /usr/sbin/groupadd -r ddclient
getent passwd ddclient > /dev/null || /usr/sbin/useradd -r -g ddclient -d /var/cache/ddclient -s /sbin/nologin -c "Dynamic DNS Client" ddclient


getent group ddclient > /dev/null || /usr/sbin/groupadd -g SOMEGID -r ddclient
getent passwd ddclient > /dev/null || /usr/sbin/useradd -r -g ddclient -d /var/cache/ddclient -s /sbin/nologin -c "Dynamic DNS Client" ddclient -u SOMEID
Comment 1 Robert Scheck 2013-12-25 16:03:14 EST
AFAIK there is no concept in Fedora anymore for registering specific UIDs/GIDs
like fedora-usermgmt in previous times. Additionally the -r parameter is doing
its job IMHO.
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2017-04-06 06:04:35 EDT
Fedora EPEL 5 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2017-03-31. Fedora EPEL 5
is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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