Bug 136487 - installation fails to create user and group "tomcat"
installation fails to create user and group "tomcat"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tomcat (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gary Benson
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Reported: 2004-10-20 10:09 EDT by Philipp Berndt
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-28 12:48:29 EDT
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Description Philipp Berndt 2004-10-20 10:09:02 EDT
Description of problem:
installation fails to create user and group "tomcat"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
(re-)install tomcat
Comment 1 Kenneth Porter 2005-03-14 16:50:41 EST
Works for me. (I installed it Thursday.) The preinstall script has the
appropriate commands:

[root@segw tomcat]# rpm -q --scripts tomcat
preinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
/usr/sbin/groupadd -g 53 tomcat 2>/dev/null || :
/usr/sbin/useradd -u 53 -g tomcat -c "Tomcat server" \
    -s /sbin/nologin -r -d /var/lib/tomcat tomcat 2>/dev/null || :
postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
/sbin/chkconfig --add tomcat
preuninstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
if [ $1 = 0 ]; then
    /sbin/service tomcat stop > /dev/null 2>&1
    /sbin/chkconfig --del tomcat
Comment 2 Philipp Berndt 2005-03-15 02:51:39 EST
I believe at some point during installing I got some error message that user 
tomcat would not exist. 
Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 11:41:20 EDT
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.
Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-10-28 12:48:29 EDT
FC1 and FC2 are no longer supported even by Fedora Legacy, and this bug refers
to tomcat version 4.x, last shipped in FC2.  tomcat5 replaced it, and has quite
a few differences, so please retest the bug.  If this still occurs on FC3 or
FC4, please
assign to that version and Fedora Legacy.  If it still occurs on FC5 or FC6,
please reopen and assign to the correct version.

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