Description of problem:
Apologies if this isn't anaconda-related; I wasn't sure exactly where it should go. Anyway, I have /home on a partition that I didn't want touched on a new install, so I selected custom install, and kept the same username (upgrading from F12). When asked, I selected 'use the existing home dir as yours'. I was assigned UID 500, but all the untouched partitions for which I'd specified mount points were assigned a UID:GID of 501 (which doesn't exist).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fresh install, custom partition, reuse home directory
All specified mount points given UID:GID that isn't in /etc/passwd
All specified mount points given UID:GID of 500
/ was the only partition formatted. /home and all other partitions (which I have under /mnt) were assigned during the install but otherwise left untouched.
What UID/GID did you have before upgrading?
Ah. That didn't occur to me.
Now that you ask, it seems that the most likely answer is that it was 501, and that this isn't a bug at all. However, there've never been more than two users on the computer, and I always added myself as the default user on install. Alas, I've no idea what UID I had, and it's possible that it was 501 when I upgraded from 10->12 (or earlier) via yum.
If there's a way of finding out the original UID, please let me know and I'll dig it out.
None that I can think of offhand. Sorry.