Bug 66963 - Anaconda uses /var/lib/rpm for home of user 'rpm'
Anaconda uses /var/lib/rpm for home of user 'rpm'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-06-19 04:12 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-19 22:41:13 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-06-19 04:12:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have the same initials of the RPM package which I use to logon to various machines, however during the upgrade after prompting me for the creation of a new user, the installer then made the /var/lib/rpm directory my home directory and placed both my files and those of the RPM package in the same place. I was not (or did not notice) any option of specifing the home directory.

This is a possible security hole since I would have write access on the directory and is also an inconvenience to then manually place my files back where they belong.

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-19 22:41:05 EDT
This is a decision in the rpm package, not anaconda
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2002-06-19 22:50:58 EDT
rpm.rpm are reserved for system user and group
as distributed in Red Hat Linux.

The easiest solution is to change your login.
Otherwise, you will need to delete your id,
perform upgrades and installs, change the entries
for rpm.rpm, and then readd your login.

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