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Bug 74733 - User IDs cannot be selected
User IDs cannot be selected
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-01 04:45 EDT by Ulrich Drepper
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Description Ulrich Drepper 2002-10-01 04:45:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have multiple machines which share a NFS mountable filesystem.  There are only
up to two users created for each machine.  Not all machines need all users.

If I create on the main machine accounts for all users they get IDs 500 and up
assigned.  If on a second machine I only want to install one user the numbering
starts again at 500.  This is obviously fatal with a shared filesystem. Anaconda
should allow to optionally assign user IDs to the newline created entries.  By
default Anaconda would assign nubmers (they could be shown in the forms) but the
user should be able to have the last word.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to define a user with a specific UID/GID in anaconda.

Actual Results:  Not possible.

Expected Results:  Optional fields with UID and GID values in GUI.

Additional info:

Using NIS or LDAP is overkill.  The users never change and there won't be any
new ones.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-01 14:50:08 EDT
Please create your users after you reboot using the redhat-config-users config tool.
Comment 2 Ulrich Drepper 2002-10-01 14:57:29 EDT
That's ridiculous.  Either you remove the functionality to define users from
Anaconda or you fix it.  As it is it's only causing problems.

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