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Bug 59019 - at(1) is unaware of NIS users
at(1) is unaware of NIS users
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: at (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-01-29 09:23 EST by peldan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-01 14:40:41 EDT
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Description peldan 2002-01-29 09:23:46 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.0.36 i686)

Description of problem:
when a user specified in NIS schedules an at job,
the job won't run.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a NIS user, log in as that user
2. echo touch /tmp/foo | at now + 1 minute


Actual Results:  job does not run. /var/log/cron will log the message:
Userid xyz not found - aborting job

xyz is the NIS uid of the user

Expected Results:  see at(1)

Additional info:

/etc/nsswitch has "passwd: compat"
NIS users can log in

If a line is created in the local /etc/passwd
for that user (and uid xxx), the job runs as
it should.
Comment 1 Jay Fenlason 2004-07-01 14:40:41 EDT
WORKFORME on Fedora Core 2 (actually rawhide).  My /etc/nsswitch.conf says "passwd:     files winbind nis"  I'd guess this got fixed somewhere between 7.3 and now.

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