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Bug 231540

Summary: RFE: install 'useradd' and friends with alternatives
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Enrico Scholz <rh-bugzilla>
Component: shadow-utilsAssignee: Peter Vrabec <pvrabec>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Kevin Baker <kbaker>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: rawhideCC: ineilsen, poelstra, tmraz
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: FutureFeature
Target Release: ---Flags: poelstra: needinfo? (pvrabec)
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OS: Linux   
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Description Enrico Scholz 2007-03-08 21:39:53 UTC
Description of problem:

Please install the usermgmt scripts (useradd, userdel, groupadd, groupdel) with
'alternatives'. This will allow to create users in RPM scriptlets with other NSS
methods (ldap, nis).

Comment 1 Axel Thimm 2007-03-09 15:40:52 UTC
It is generally considered bad practice to have system accounts on possibly
inaccessible network resources. Therefore the distribution policy should be to
not create system users/groups anywhere else than "files".

Comment 2 Jon Stanley 2008-04-23 20:30:12 UTC
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.

Comment 3 John Poelstra 2008-08-28 00:11:43 UTC
What is that current thought on this feature/attached patch?  Should this bug
remain open or be closed?

Comment 5 Tomas Mraz 2013-10-18 14:12:22 UTC
I don't think this is a good idea.