Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54850
Error creating/modifying user accounts.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always. you don't even need to change a users' settings just look at them
and hit apply.
nalin, any opinion here? Should I just set the value to be null so that things
Nalin, any input here?
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.