Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251584
Duplicate user in passwd
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:12 EST
Description of problem:
Using the properties dialog it is possible to override an existing user when
modifying the name of a different user.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.As a none root user open the system-config-user utility - enter root password
2.Select any none root user from the list, in my case the user is called ray.
3.Click the properties button.
4.Alter the username field to root and press ok
The user gets renamed to root. Additionally if you inspect /etc/passwd you will
see that it now contains two entries for root. Each entry in passwd has been
assigned the user id of the selected user (in step 2). Also, when rebooting the
system struggles to start and reports several warnings, which relate to the root
The utility should inform the user that the name is already being used and force
them to select a unique name.
The create user function already checks for the existence of an existing user
with the same name.
I've fixed this in the upstream repository. I need to fix some other things
before I can package a new version though.
system-config-users-1.2.64-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
system-config-users-1.2.64-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.