Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13606
RFE: add mysql to /etc/passwd
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:14:38 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?
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...)
It is being added by the mysql package - as for changing the default password
file, we just removed the long obsolete gopher user.