Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124510
Installation broken if local user 'amanda' already exists
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. useradd amanda
2. up2date amanda amanda-server amanda-client
Expected Results: perhaps following the debian route of using
'backup' or something similar?
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?
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.
I still haven't come up with a clean way to handle upgrades. Moving this to
rawhide so it won't get lost.
This is fixed in amanda-2.5.2p1-9.fc9.
I wrote RPM scriptlets which should help with transition for common configurations.