Bug 852997 - authconfig backup/restore does not work for --enableshadow and --disableshadow
authconfig backup/restore does not work for --enableshadow and --disableshadow
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: authconfig (Show other bugs)
6.3
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
David Spurek
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Blocks: 853074
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Reported: 2012-08-30 04:21 EDT by Patrik Kis
Modified: 2015-03-02 00:27 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: authconfig-6.1.12-14.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: Authconfig did not back up /etc/passwd, /etc/group, /etc/shadow, /etc/gshadow files. Consequence: If the authconfig --restorebackup action was used these files were not reverted. Fix: Authconfig now backs these files up. Result: When --restorebackup is used after previous --enable(--disable)shadow --update option used it will properly revert the state of these files.
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Last Closed: 2014-10-14 03:44:27 EDT
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Description Patrik Kis 2012-08-30 04:21:13 EDT
Description of problem:
Authconfig backup/restore does not work for --enableshadow and --disableshadow.
Neither --restorelastbackup nor --savebackup/--restorebackup do their job.
Not all options were tested but --enablenis seems working.
The man page says nothing about exceptions in backup/restore.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
authconfig-6.1.12-10.el6.x86_64

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a backup
# authconfig --savebackup testback
# sum /etc/shadow* /etc/passwd*
36542     2 /etc/shadow
61955     2 /etc/shadow-
23868     2 /etc/passwd
08119     3 /etc/passwd-

2. Change the shadow configuration
# authconfig --disableshadow --update
# sum /etc/shadow* /etc/passwd*
61955     2 /etc/shadow-
08119     3 /etc/passwd
23868     2 /etc/passwd-

3. Try to restore
# authconfig --restorelastbackup
# echo $?
0
# sum /etc/shadow* /etc/passwd*
61955     2 /etc/shadow-
08119     3 /etc/passwd
23868     2 /etc/passwd-
# 
# authconfig --restorebackup testback
# sum /etc/shadow* /etc/passwd*
61955     2 /etc/shadow-
08119     3 /etc/passwd
23868     2 /etc/passwd-

Actual results:
The original configuration is not restored.

Expected results:
All changes are restored.

Workaround:
# authconfig --enableshadow --update
# sum /etc/shadow* /etc/passwd*
36542     2 /etc/shadow
61955     2 /etc/shadow-
23868     2 /etc/passwd
08119     3 /etc/passwd-
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-09-07 01:16:27 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unable to address this
request at this time.

Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate, in the next release of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-08-27 12:09:54 EDT
Relevant upstream patch:
  http://hg.fedorahosted.org/hg/authconfig/rev/98d012ea527a
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2013-10-13 20:29:41 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unable to address this
request at this time.

Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate, in the next release of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-14 03:44:27 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2014-1558.html

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