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Bug 54850 - Error creating/modifying user accounts.
Error creating/modifying user accounts.
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-users (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2001-10-20 20:53 EDT by Chris Kloiber
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-01-08 12:26:42 EST
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Description Chris Kloiber 2001-10-20 20:53:34 EDT
Description of Problem:

Create a user and set a password using redhat-config-users, then look at
the /etc/shadow file and you will see:


Those -1's shouldn't be there. I have also seen it occasionally write 0's
to some of those locations, causing error messages at login like:

Your account will expire in 0 days.

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How Reproducible:

always. you don't even need to change a users' settings just look at them
and hit apply.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-10-23 00:32:26 EDT
nalin, any opinion here?  Should I just set the value to be null so that things
look like:
instead of:

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-01-08 12:26:37 EST
Nalin, any input here?
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2002-01-31 12:43:55 EST
Nalin is changing libuser (the backend that redhat-config-users uses) so that
libuser will do the right thing if you try to set it to -1.  This will be fixed
in the next version of libuser and redhat-config-users.  Resolving as Rawhide.

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