Bug 1276153 - ipa-client-automount --uninstall removes sss entirely from /etc/nssswitch.conf
ipa-client-automount --uninstall removes sss entirely from /etc/nssswitch.conf
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1141799
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ipa (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: IPA Maintainers
Namita Soman
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Reported: 2015-10-28 17:50 EDT by prasun.gera
Modified: 2015-11-05 08:55 EST (History)
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Description prasun.gera 2015-10-28 17:50:38 EDT
Description of problem:
Uninstalling automount removes sss from nssswitch.conf whereas it should be only touching the automount line. I suspect it is doing backup/restore at a very coarse granularity, and possibly restoring it to a time before the ipa client was installed (instead of the time before automount was setup )

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How reproducible:
Not easily. I've seen it a few times on some systems. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ipa-client-automount --uninstall

Actual results:

sss is purged entirely from nssswitch.conf

Expected results:

sss should be removed only from the automount line

Additional info:
Comment 2 Petr Vobornik 2015-10-29 07:38:38 EDT
Confirming. On FreeIPA 4.2 

 $ ipa-client-install
 $ ipa-client-automount
 $ ipa-client-automount --uninstall

Returns nsswitch.conf to a state before ipa-client-install

This doesn't mean that all sss is removed but that the restoration of backup files doesn't work well.

The reason is that(at least on 4.2) ipa-client-automount shares backup state with ipa-client-install. It doesn't touch nsswith.conf on installation(no new backup) but on --uninstall it restores nsswith.conf.
Comment 3 Petr Vobornik 2015-10-29 07:39:57 EDT
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Comment 4 Petr Vobornik 2015-11-05 08:55:15 EST
See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1141799#c7

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1141799 ***

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