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Bug 231540 - RFE: install 'useradd' and friends with alternatives
Summary: RFE: install 'useradd' and friends with alternatives
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shadow-utils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Kevin Baker
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-08 21:39 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2019-12-10 09:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-10-18 14:12:22 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Enrico Scholz 2007-03-08 21:39:53 UTC
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 15:40:52 UTC
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 20:30:12 UTC
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.

Comment 3 John Poelstra 2008-08-28 00:11:43 UTC
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 14:12:22 UTC
I don't think this is a good idea.

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