Bug 231540 - RFE: install 'useradd' and friends with alternatives [NEEDINFO]
RFE: install 'useradd' and friends with alternatives
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Kevin Baker
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Reported: 2007-03-08 16:39 EST by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2014-12-01 18:08 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-10-18 10:12:22 EDT
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poelstra: needinfo? (pvrabec)


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Description Enrico Scholz 2007-03-08 16:39:53 EST
Description of problem:

Please install the usermgmt scripts (useradd, userdel, groupadd, groupdel) with
'alternatives'. This will allow to create users in RPM scriptlets with other NSS
methods (ldap, nis).
Comment 1 Axel Thimm 2007-03-09 10:40:52 EST
It is generally considered bad practice to have system accounts on possibly
inaccessible network resources. Therefore the distribution policy should be to
not create system users/groups anywhere else than "files".
Comment 2 Jon Stanley 2008-04-23 16:30:12 EDT
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
Comment 3 John Poelstra 2008-08-27 20:11:43 EDT
What is that current thought on this feature/attached patch?  Should this bug
remain open or be closed?
Comment 5 Tomas Mraz 2013-10-18 10:12:22 EDT
I don't think this is a good idea.

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