Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161339
redhat-config-users crashs when you change name of root
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:06 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #105632 +++
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Description of problem:
If you try to change the username of "root" the program will crash. It locks up
and prints some errors to the terminal (if you ran it from there).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "redhat-config-users" in a term
2. Unfilter the system users
3. Go to properties of "root"
4. Change the root username to any other name.
Actual Results: Locks up, it does change the name of root but many other things
start to fail at that point.
Expected Results: Not sure honestly, either it should work cleanly or not allow
it in the first place.
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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