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Bug 752885 - Home directories for system accounts adm, uucp and gopher do not exist
Home directories for system accounts adm, uucp and gopher do not exist
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-11-10 12:52 EST by DaveG
Modified: 2011-11-11 10:55 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-11-11 10:55:39 EST
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Description DaveG 2011-11-10 12:52:09 EST
Description of problem:
The default /etc/passwd includes accounts 'adm', 'uucp' and 'gopher' with home directories that are not included in the package.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(Still in git HEAD)

How reproducible:
# uname -r
# pwck⏎
user 'adm': directory '/var/adm' does not exist

user 'uucp': directory '/var/spool/uucp' does not exist

user 'gopher': directory '/var/gopher' does not exist

pwck: no changes

# yum whatprovides '/var/adm'⏎
No Matches found

# yum whatprovides '/var/spool/uucp'⏎
uucp-1.07-23.fc14.x86_64 : A set of utilities for operations between systems

Repo        : fedora

Matched from:

Filename    : /var/spool/uucp

# yum whatprovides '/var/gopher'⏎
No Matches found


Additional info:
Please consider including the various home directories in the base installation package set (filesystem?) or move user account creation to the relevant service packages. Just trying to reduce the background noise from system integrity checks.
Comment 1 Ondrej Vasik 2011-11-10 15:57:50 EST
Thanks for the report, I'll check these accounts and the reasons why they should be created by default. If this is really necessary, than filesystem package should create these dirs...
Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2011-11-11 10:55:39 EST
Directories for system accounts from setup now owned and created by filesystem package ( /var/spool/uucp directory ownership dropped from uucp package , homedir in /usr/share/doc/setup-*/uidgid file for gopher changed to /var/gopher to match with /etc/passwd) . Fixed in setup-2.8.43-1.fc17 , closing Rawhide.

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