Bug 1118017 - Rawhide doesn't have liveuser user
Summary: Rawhide doesn't have liveuser user
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD
Version: 21
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-09 21:03 UTC by Ömer Fadıl Usta
Modified: 2015-12-02 16:09 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-12-02 03:14:40 UTC

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Description Ömer Fadıl Usta 2014-07-09 21:03:22 UTC
Description of problem:

Current version of Rawhide-KDE (08/07/2014) after booting it starts Kdm
and asking password for liveuser , on the other hand there isn't any
user called liveuser in /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow file

How reproducible:
Just check in /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from recent Fedora-Rawhide-KDE-08/07/2014
2. After KDM starts it asks you about liveuser 's password
3. There isn't any user named as liveuser

Actual results:
Couldn't login because there isn't any liveuser named user

Expected results:
There must be a user liveuser or KDM must show as root in its screen

Comment 1 Ondrej Vasik 2014-07-11 19:41:14 UTC
This has nothing to do with basesystem package - basesystem is just dependency metapackage with no relation to KDM/kde. Let's try kdebase - as this is definitely package I would expect on KDE livecd. Please reassign accordingly, if there is some better fit.

Comment 2 Ömer Fadıl Usta 2014-07-11 19:54:15 UTC
Just a quick note:
There isn't any liveuser user defined on system (/etc/password /etc/group /etc/shadow ) on the other hand there is a /home/liveuser. BUT after adding liveuser user to system still the system couldn't login correctly ( Probably wrong config files under /home/liveuser) , Then i create a new user called abc and can login and install system with that user

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2014-07-12 14:06:21 UTC
f21+ kde live should be using sddm now (not kdm),

But the creation of the live user is (should be!) common to all live images,

the kickstart code includes this snippet:

# add fedora user with no passwd
action "Adding live user" useradd \$USERADDARGS -c "Live System User" liveuser
passwd -d liveuser > /dev/null
usermod -aG wheel liveuser > /dev/null

Comment 4 Ömer Fadıl Usta 2014-07-12 15:08:02 UTC
I have written here as KDM on the other hand i'm not sure if that login page is sddm or kdm, the problem which i want to mention is there isn't any liveuser in /etc/shadow /etc/group /etc/passwd but there is a preconfigured /home/liveuser but whenever i create a user named as "liveuser" with /home/liveuser ssdm or kdm (i'm not sure which one is using in Rawhide KDE - 08/07/2014 ) is not login in. If i create a new user for example abcd and try to login with it it works fine.

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