Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51834
Changing the default shell for new users has no effect
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
When creating a new user account, changing the default shell does not have
any effect. It is necessary to edit the user properties separately to make
this change effective.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch 'redhat-config-users'.
2. Create a new user and set the default shell to a different shell
3. Have a look at the user properties list or type 'more /etc/passwd'.
Actual Results: Default shell is still 'bash'.
Expected Results: Default shell should the selected one.
Editing the user properties within 'redhat-config-users' makes the change
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
Fixed in cvs. Thanks for your report. The fix should appear in the
redhat-config-users-0.9.2-3 package, when it gets built.