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Bug 184236 - Modify "adduser" to use /etc/libuser.conf
Modify "adduser" to use /etc/libuser.conf
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-03-07 11:25 EST by Robin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-08 07:17:42 EST
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Description Robin 2006-03-07 11:25:46 EST
Request for enhancement.

After submitting bug 174204 (system-config-users doesn't use login.defs
settings) and finding that this is a normal problem and works as is, it would be
a good idea to either modify the adduser program to use /etc/libuser.conf
instead of /etc/login.defs, so that automated scripts or CLI addition of users
won't miss any congiguration changes done in /etc/libuser.conf.  Maybe adduser
can be modified to use the same formatted file as libuser.conf and then a
simlink can be used.

There should only be one congiguration file for simplicity.
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2006-03-07 17:08:47 EST
No, that would cause infinite recursion :)

libuser already (since 0.54.1) imports some settings from /etc/login.defs and

Please sese (man libuser.conf) for details.

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