Bug 13606 - RFE: add mysql to /etc/passwd
RFE: add mysql to /etc/passwd
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-07-08 16:21 EDT by Sam Varshavchik
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-10 12:48:15 EDT
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Description Sam Varshavchik 2000-07-08 16:21:13 EDT
Upgrade from RH 6.2 to beta3

upgrade.log reports the installation of /etc/passwd.rpmnew.  As long as
the skeleton passwd has already been changed, how about adding the mysql
user to the stock /etc/passwd (locked out, of course), given the fact that
MySQL was added to the distribution?
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-10 12:48:13 EDT
No, the standard way to do this is to add the user with the mysql package.

In fact, I'm wondering if the change to /etc/passwd shouldn't be backed
out (it should definitely be done in a %post somewhere...)
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-07-10 13:07:03 EDT
It is being added by the mysql package - as for changing the default password
file, we just removed the long obsolete gopher user.

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