Bug 607715 - Preupgrade from F11 to F13 generates invalid group ID's, killing ConsoleKit and PolKit
Summary: Preupgrade from F11 to F13 generates invalid group ID's, killing ConsoleKit a...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution   
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Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2010-06-24 15:59 UTC by Gilboa Davara
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:24 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 18:52:42 UTC
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Checks the group ID in /etc/passwd against the one defined in /etc/group (681 bytes, application/x-sh)
2010-06-24 15:59 UTC, Gilboa Davara
no flags Details
Upgrade log (64.37 KB, text/plain)
2010-06-24 21:20 UTC, Gilboa Davara
no flags Details

Description Gilboa Davara 2010-06-24 15:59:48 UTC
Created attachment 426630 [details]
Checks the group ID in /etc/passwd against the one defined in /etc/group

Description of problem:
I've upgraded F11/x86_64 to F13/x86_64 using preupgrade-cli in VNC mode.
Once I rebooted into the new machine, GDM user list was empty and non of kit processes were active. Logging in using the "custom user" option, produced a dead GNOME session with no sound (pulse kept on crashing) and no panels.
Starting console-kit-daemon and polkit by hand did produce a semi working gdm, but once I logged in any gvfs and friends start crashing like crazy.
Doing some research, I noticed that the group IDs in /etc/passwd and /etc/group do no match.

Using a small script (attached) I detected and fixed the invalid ID's and reinstalled all the affected packages.
$ yum reinstall -y $(rpm -qa --queryformat="%{NAME}.%{ARCH}\n" | egrep -e 'gdm|pulse|kit|Kit')
The machine now boots and works as advertised.

$ sh ./check-id.sh 
User: games (ID: 12) FAILED (Group: 100 [/etc/passwd] 20 [/etc/group]).
User: vcsa (ID: 69) FAILED (Group: 69 [/etc/passwd] 499 [/etc/group]).
User: avahi-autoipd (ID: 499) FAILED (Group: 499 [/etc/passwd] 498 [/etc/group]).
User: dbus (ID: 81) FAILED (Group: 81 [/etc/passwd] 497 [/etc/group]).
User: polkituser (ID: 87) FAILED (Group: 87 [/etc/passwd] 496 [/etc/group]).
User: avahi (ID: 498) FAILED (Group: 498 [/etc/passwd] 489 [/etc/group]).
User: mailnull (ID: 47) FAILED (Group: 47 [/etc/passwd] 487 [/etc/group]).
User: smmsp (ID: 51) FAILED (Group: 51 [/etc/passwd] 486 [/etc/group]).
User: nscd (ID: 28) FAILED (Group: 28 [/etc/passwd] 491 [/etc/group]).
User: apache (ID: 48) FAILED (Group: 48 [/etc/passwd] 488 [/etc/group]).
User: pulse (ID: 497) FAILED (Group: 497 [/etc/passwd] 494 [/etc/group]).
User: rpcuser (ID: 29) FAILED (Group: 29 [/etc/passwd] 495 [/etc/group]).
User: nfsnobody (ID: 4294967294) FAILED (Group: 494 [/etc/passwd] 65534 [/etc/group]).
User: sshd (ID: 74) FAILED (Group: 74 [/etc/passwd] 484 [/etc/group]).
User: smolt (ID: 496) FAILED (Group: 493 [/etc/passwd] 482 [/etc/group]).
User: torrent (ID: 495) FAILED (Group: 492 [/etc/passwd] 481 [/etc/group]).
User: haldaemon (ID: 68) FAILED (Group: 68 [/etc/passwd] 478 [/etc/group]).
User: gdm (ID: 42) FAILED (Group: 42 [/etc/passwd] 474 [/etc/group]).

P.S. I'm getting an invalid ID on games group on two freshly installed F13 machines.

$ sh /mnt/Install/Linux/RegCreate/home/check-id.sh 
User: games (ID: 12) FAILED (Group: 100 [/etc/passwd] 20 [/etc/group]).

Comment 1 Gilboa Davara 2010-06-24 16:01:30 UTC
I should note that the original F11 worked just fine.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-24 17:08:14 UTC
Can you attach your upgrade log?

Comment 3 Gilboa Davara 2010-06-24 21:20:40 UTC
Created attachment 426703 [details]
Upgrade log

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2011-06-01 15:41:26 UTC
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 18:52:42 UTC
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