Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445667
Real user accounts with UID<1000 are considered system accounts
Last modified: 2008-06-30 23:53:29 EDT
Description of problem:
Eiciel's display has a checkbox labeled "Also show system participants". This
button is designed to show accounts that do not correspond to people, e.g.,
root, mysql, and so forth. This condition applies where UID<1000, but on a
Fedora system, this should be UID<500 because /etc/libuser.conf leaves
LU_UIDNUMBER at the default value of 500.
The impact of this bug is that the first 500 real users on the system do not
appear in Eiciel's display (which means that on many systems, only nfsnobody is
shown). Selecting the "Also show system participants" shows these real users but
also shows all of the systems accounts (which, on a personal system, will often
be more numerous than the real accounts).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
eiciel-0.9.5-1.fc8 and eiciel-0.9.5-1.fc9
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start eiciel with a file argument: /usr/bin/eiciel /etc/services
User accounts where (UID>=500 && UID<1000) are not displayed unless the "Also
show system participants" checkbox is selected.
User accounts where UID>=500 are always shown regardless of the state of the
checkbox. (Ideally, nfsnobody should be suppressed unless the checkbox is
The lower limit for the non-system UID should not be hardcoded, but retrieved
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I've updated to 0.9.6.1, as well as patched the relevant file to bring the
system group/user id upper bound to 500 rather than 1000. Yes this is fedora
specific, but it works with minimal effort; patches to properly query libuser
will be happily accepted (and upstream poked to take them).
bodhi should be updating this bug w/testing repo download details shortly....
Thanks for the report! :)
eiciel-0.9.6.1-1.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
eiciel-0.9.6.1-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
eiciel-0.9.6.1-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 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 eiciel'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-4551
eiciel-0.9.6.1-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
eiciel-0.9.6.1-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.