Bug 10980 - Install script in the RPM doesn't create a user correctly
Summary: Install script in the RPM doesn't create a user correctly
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: postgresql   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-04-22 03:54 UTC by Dan Nungesser
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-24 16:34:31 UTC
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Description Dan Nungesser 2000-04-22 03:54:32 UTC
The install script for postgresql that is supposed to add the postgres
user does not work with the adduser packaged in shadow-utils-19990827-10.
The for the flags is incorrect.  This causes the package to be installed
with all of the files owned by root, which is insecure and makes it
impossible to start when it is initialized as a service with "su -l
postgres" In order to fix it, I had to manually add the user using the
    "useradd -u 26 -o -g postgres -d /var/lib/pgsql -s /bin/bash -
c "PostgreSQL Server" -M -r postgres"
It appears that this version of useradd requests that the uid be the first

and then install the packages.  Now it works like a charm.

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-04-24 16:34:59 UTC
I can't reproduce this - the same packages work here.

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