Bug 124510 - Installation broken if local user 'amanda' already exists
Installation broken if local user 'amanda' already exists
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: amanda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Radek Brich
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Reported: 2004-05-26 22:44 EDT by Uriah Welcome
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-11-22 07:38:00 EST
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Description Uriah Welcome 2004-05-26 22:44:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
The amanda rpm uses a fairly common womans name as it's user account.
 On my system the user 'amanda' already existed when I installed the
rpm's.  The rpm's installed, didn't overwrite the 'real' user, but
instead chown'd a bunch of files to the wrong uid.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. useradd amanda
2. up2date amanda amanda-server amanda-client
3. profit

Expected Results:  perhaps following the debian route of using
'backup' or something similar?

Additional info:
Comment 1 Uriah Welcome 2004-08-18 19:36:41 EDT
This took me about 2 minutes to fix after download the src rpm.  Any
reason this is taking so long to even get a response?
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 12:22:40 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 3 Jay Fenlason 2005-10-20 11:36:30 EDT
I still haven't come up with a clean way to handle upgrades.  Moving this to 
rawhide so it won't get lost. 
Comment 4 Radek Brich 2007-11-22 07:38:00 EST
This is fixed in amanda-2.5.2p1-9.fc9.
I wrote RPM scriptlets which should help with transition for common configurations.

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