Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 717122
Use /etc/login.defs to define a 'system' account instead of hard-coding 500 (s-c-users)
Last modified: 2011-10-05 20:00:12 EDT
Various code in system-config-users assumes that non-system user and group IDs start at a hard-coded value 500. Please use [UG]ID_MIN from /etc/login.defs for this; we plan to change the boundary.
See attachment 510191 [details] for the proper way to parse /etc/login.defs.
Please let me know if you want me to prepare a complete patch.
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What values should s-c-users assume if these keys are absent from /etc/login.defs? 500 or 1000?
1000 would be probably better, that's the value shadow-utils (the "owner" of /etc/login.defs) uses. It doesn't really matter much AFAICS.
system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing system-config-users-1.2.108-1.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
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system-config-users-1.2.110-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
system-config-users-1.2.110-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
system-config-users-1.2.110-1.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.