Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244611
Installer establishes incorrect user ID
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
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Description of problem:
When dbmail is selected for installation or upgrade, a "dbmail" user is establiahed. This user is established with a user ID of 500 or above. User IDs for system components should be below 500 so as not to conflict with users being ported over from other machines or other OS installations.
This is similar to bug 242329, which reports the same result with tclhttpd installation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select dbmail as a component to install.
2. Perform the installation.
User "dbmail" was established with user ID of 501.
User "dbmail" should have been established with a user ID below 500.
For completeness, please post the output of 'grep UID_MIN /etc/login.defs'.
All of /etc/login.defs is set to its out-of-the-box settings.
But regardless, shouldn't "users" generated by system programs still have their
UIDs set in the system UID space (below 500)?
It should install with a gid,uid < GUI_MIN,UID_MIN, whatever values those are.
By default they are 500,500. If you tinker with those values, you can change
dbmail-2.2.5-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
dbmail-2.2.5-5.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
dbmail-2.2.5-5.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.