Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 402351
mail spool entries created for uid < 500
Last modified: 2007-12-03 06:42:09 EST
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?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It should be fixed in shadow-utils-188.8.131.52-20.fc8, which I built today.
Package will be available in updates/testing.
shadow-utils-184.108.40.206-20.fc8 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'