Description of problem:
If I have a chroot filesystem at, say, /mnt/sysimage, and I run:
useradd -R /mnt/sysimage newuser
useradd will read /etc/login.defs instead of /mnt/sysimage/etc/login.defs, and it will fail if /etc/login.defs does not exist.
groupadd, on the other hand, uses /mnt/sysimage/etc/login.defs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Assuming that reading the login.defs from the chroot is the intended behavior (it's the behavior I'd like, anyway), this patch is working for me:
diff -purN shadow-4.2.1.orig/src/useradd.c shadow-4.2.1/src/useradd.c
--- shadow-4.2.1.orig/src/useradd.c 2015-08-19 16:38:31.047854910 -0400
+++ shadow-4.2.1/src/useradd.c 2015-08-19 16:39:05.208461058 -0400
@@ -1937,6 +1937,8 @@ int main (int argc, char **argv)
#endif /* USE_PAM */
#endif /* ACCT_TOOLS_SETUID */
+ process_root_flag ("-R", argc, argv);
/* Needed for userns check */
uid_t uid_min = (uid_t) getdef_ulong ("UID_MIN", 1000UL);
uid_t uid_max = (uid_t) getdef_ulong ("UID_MAX", 60000UL);
@@ -1950,8 +1952,6 @@ int main (int argc, char **argv)
(void) bindtextdomain (PACKAGE, LOCALEDIR);
(void) textdomain (PACKAGE);
- process_root_flag ("-R", argc, argv);
Proposed as a Blocker for 23-final by Fedora user sbueno using the blocker tracking app because:
This bug prevents sshd from starting in the installer, which makes it impossible to perform an interactive installation on s390x. I know that s390x is not a primary arch, hence the 23-final milestone.
The patch is not quite correct but the behaviour is buggy. I'll fix it.
shadow-utils-4.2.1-3.fc23 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 23. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2015-14416
Discussed at 2015-08-31 blocker review meeting: https://meetbot-raw.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2015-08-31/f23-blocker-review.2015-08-31-16.01.log.txt . As this is just the cause of #1255066, the same resolution applies: For primary arches this is an inconvenience not a showstopper, and secondary arch issues cannot be release blocking by policy, so this is rejected as a release blocker. Note that doesn't mean it won't be fixed, just that we won't delay primary arch releases to fix it.
shadow-utils-4.2.1-3.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.\nIf you want to test the update, you can install it with \n su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update shadow-utils'. You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2015-14416
shadow-utils-4.2.1-3.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.