Bug 163822 - /etc/shadow is missing when doing kickstart-installs (anaconda) and exclude the authconfig paket
/etc/shadow is missing when doing kickstart-installs (anaconda) and exclude t...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-07-21 09:53 EDT by Joerg Hinz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Description Joerg Hinz 2005-07-21 09:53:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
If you make a kickstart installation and exclude the authconfig-paket (using "-
authconfig" in ks.cfg) it results in a MISSING /etc/shadow.

I didn't expected the authconfig-paket to be that important.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Exclude authconfig from Kickstart Installation (-authconfig in ks.cfg)
2. Install System
3. ls /etc/shadow -> file not found

Actual Results:  /etc/shadow is missing from the system.

Expected Results:  /etc/shadow should be there regardless of the authconfig-paket.

Additional info:

If the authconfig-paket is REQUIRED for the Redhat-Installation there should be 
some dependency, else the bug in the installation (anaconda) should be fixed 
which causes the missing of /etc/shadow.
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2005-07-22 05:42:07 EDT
This can't be solved in authconfig package itself. Reassigning.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-26 00:11:22 EDT
We use authconfig for setting things up like this.  So if you don't include
authconfig, it's not going to happen. 

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