Bug 47522 - gdm "faces" shows rpm user
gdm "faces" shows rpm user
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-07-05 17:31 EDT by Joshua Jensen
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-06 11:08:16 EDT
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Description Joshua Jensen 2001-07-05 17:31:51 EDT
I used gdmconfig to enable the "faces" feature during gdm log in.  However,
gdm shows the "rpm" user, along with standard users and root.  Seems like
this shouldn't be.  Grep'ing through /etc/passwd, it looks like gdm is
showing any user with a real (non-false) shell.  RPM has it's shell of
/bin/bash (is this as intented?), as shows up in gdm.  Not a big bug, but
maybe gdm should only show "faces" for users of UID 500 and above?

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-05 22:30:22 EDT
You give gdm too much credit ;-) It just has a list of users not to show, in

I'll add the rpm user.
Comment 2 Joshua Jensen 2001-07-06 11:08:12 EDT
Cool.. thanks.  However, it is a never ending battle if you have to explicitly
block each user... maybe a blocked-UID range is a more permanent answer for the

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-12 15:17:12 EDT

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