Bug 193954 - should have system group amavis
should have system group amavis
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: amavisd-new (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steven Pritchard
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-06-03 05:17 EDT by Russell Coker
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-14 13:37:27 EDT
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Description Russell Coker 2006-06-03 05:17:10 EDT
Description of problem:

When a freshly installed system has amavis installed for the first time 
via "yum install amavisd-new" the group "amavis" will get GID 500 (which is 
not desired because system GIDs <500 should be used for daemons).  If 
amavisd-new is removed via "rpm -e amavisd-new" and then the user and group 
are removed via "userdel amavis" then a subsequent installation of amavisd-new 
will get a system GID for the group "amavis".

I can not repeat this problem with any other daemon package and can not get 
amavisd-new to do the wrong thing on a second install or the right thing on a 
first install.
Comment 1 Steven Pritchard 2006-06-14 13:37:27 EDT
Since bugzilla lost all this...

Bug #194725 was opened against openvpn for basically the same problem.

  Description of problem:
  openvpn package creates group openvpn with GID 500.
  It should use a system GID.
  Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
  How reproducible:
  Steps to Reproduce:
  1. yum install openvpn
  Actual results:
  GID of openvpn is 500.
  Expected results:
  GID of openvpn should be less than 500 (e.g. 103 in my tests).
  Additional info:
  openvpn rpm preinstall scriptlet should first add
  the group openvpn as a system group
  and then add the user openvpn.
  New rpm preinstall scriptlet:
  if ! id openvpn > /dev/null 2>&1 ; then
      /usr/sbin/groupadd -r openvpn
      /usr/sbin/useradd -r -s /sbin/nologin -c OpenVPN -d /etc/openvpn openvpn

Since this was actually a useradd problem, another bug (194728) was opened. 
Unfortunately, I don't have the full text of that bug, just the last couple of

------- Additional Comments From pvrabec@redhat.com  2006-06-12 08:45 EST -------
rawhide fix shadow-utils-4.0.16-2
------- Additional Comments From pvrabec@redhat.com  2006-06-12 11:31 EST -------
fc5 update shadow-utils-4.0.14-9.FC5

That bug was closed (RAWHIDE), and this bug and 194725 were closed as duplicates
of that bug.

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