Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 239018
/etc/login.defs overwrites customer config
Last modified: 2018-10-19 15:58:40 EDT
Description of problem:
If you have made changes to the /etc/login.defs configuration file, shadow-utils
4.0.3-61 will not install unless you use the up2date -f option and then it
overwrites the already installed version of the login.defs file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. modify /etc/login.defs
2. up2date -uf shadow-utils
the old /etc/login.defs is moved to /etc/login.defs.rpmsave and the new
/etc/login.defs replaces it.
the new /etc/login.defs should be saved to /etc/login.defs.rpmnew
login.defs should be marked as noreplace. This problem is fixed since
shadow-utils-4.0.16-1. bz. #190014.
I found that bug, but it doesn't seem as though the fix was backported into the
RHEL 4 tree.
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Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
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inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
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An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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