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Bug 1687985 - My user account doesn't appear in gnome-control-center; AccountsService identifies it as a system account due to mismatch between /etc/shells and /etc/passwd
Summary: My user account doesn't appear in gnome-control-center; AccountsService ident...
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: accountsservice
Version: 29
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pete Walter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2019-03-12 20:34 UTC by Sam Thursfield
Modified: 2019-03-12 21:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-03-12 21:18:45 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
Log of `gnome-control-centre --verbose users` (deleted)
2019-03-12 20:39 UTC, Sam Thursfield
no flags Details
Screenshot of gnome-control-center showing the missing user (deleted)
2019-03-12 20:40 UTC, Sam Thursfield
no flags Details
Log of `/usr/libexec/accounts-daemon --verbose` (deleted)
2019-03-12 20:58 UTC, Sam Thursfield
no flags Details

Description Sam Thursfield 2019-03-12 20:34:41 UTC
Description of problem:

My user account doesn't appear in the GNOME "users" panel. This problem occured one day, possibly when I had Fedora 27 installed, and is still present in Fedora 29.

I can still log in as my user. However, I had to create a 2nd 'fake' user to avoid seeing 'gnome-initial-setup' each time I boot.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 29
gnome-control-center 3.30.3


How reproducible:
Always occurs on my machine.

I've not tried to reproduce on a clean Fedora install.

Comment 1 Sam Thursfield 2019-03-12 20:39:12 UTC
Created attachment 1543371 [details]
Log of `gnome-control-centre --verbose users`

Here's what I see from gnome-control-center.

Comment 2 Sam Thursfield 2019-03-12 20:40:23 UTC
Created attachment 1543372 [details]
Screenshot of gnome-control-center showing the missing user

Here's a screenshot of gnome-control-centre. Only the user 'why' is shown (this is the dummy user I created to workaround the problem). The user 'sam' (my real account) is hidden.

Comment 3 Sam Thursfield 2019-03-12 20:46:55 UTC
This looks a lot like https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985133 (which was autoclosed in 2015 but not fixed)

Comment 4 Sam Thursfield 2019-03-12 20:58:37 UTC
Created attachment 1543427 [details]
Log of `/usr/libexec/accounts-daemon --verbose`

This log shows that accountsservice is ignoring user 'sam' because it incorrectly identifies it as a system user.

So the situation is similar to the one described in https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=67626 ... but not the same, because this is a local user and it has a regular password in /etc/shadow.

Also, changing and deleting the file /var/lib/AccountsService/users/sam doesn't fix the issue. The log attached was taken after I deleted that file.

Comment 5 Sam Thursfield 2019-03-12 21:18:45 UTC
I built accounts-service from Git and set a GDB breakpoint to discover why my user was being classified as a system user. It turned out to be due to my configured shell.

Here's my /etc/passwd entry:

        sam:x:1000:1000:Sam Thursfield:/home/sam:/bin/fish

Here's what I had in /etc/shells:

	/bin/sh
	/bin/bash
	/sbin/nologin
	/usr/bin/sh
	/usr/bin/bash
	/usr/sbin/nologin
	/usr/bin/fish
	/usr/bin/tmux
	/bin/tmux

Notice that it lists /usr/bin/fish but not /bin/fish :/

It looks like this was caused by a bug in the packaging for 'fish', which has already been fixed here: https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/fish/c/8429bcf87471eafc86df1757d882ebb8218ebb72

So, here ends my journey... hopefully this log will be of some use for others.


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