Bug 402351 - mail spool entries created for uid < 500
Summary: mail spool entries created for uid < 500
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: shadow-utils   
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Version: 8
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-28 08:21 UTC by Yves Perrenoud
Modified: 2007-12-03 11:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-29 15:28:18 UTC
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Description Yves Perrenoud 2007-11-28 08:21:46 UTC
Description of problem:

As of Fedora 7, useradd has started creating mail spool entries for UIDs < 500.
This doesn't seem to make much sense other than cluttering /var/spool/mail.
Obviously those accounts aren't going to receive mail, and in fact most of them
are already redirected to root in /etc/aliases.

Am I missing some element of logic that explains why after over a decade of not
creating entries for UIDs < 500, shadow-utils in F7 started doing it?

Is this a change of behaviour that comes from upstream?

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Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2007-11-29 15:28:18 UTC
It should be fixed in shadow-utils-, which I built today. 
Package will be available in updates/testing.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2007-12-03 11:42:09 UTC
shadow-utils- has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update shadow-utils'

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