[users] ClamAV 0.98.1

Ben bda20 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Feb 4 09:24:22 CET 2014


On Mon, 3 Feb 2014, David Hrbáč wrote:

> Dne 3.2.2014 18:19, Ben napsal(a):
>> On Thu, 30 Jan 2014, David Hrbáč wrote:
>>
>>> [ClamAV]
>>
>> Can you tell me why 0.98.1 creates a new user
>>
>>  clamav:x:496:497:Clam Anti Virus Checker:/var/clamav:/sbin/nologin
>>
>> as opposed to 0.98's
>>
>>  clam:x:497:498:Clam Anti Virus Checker:/var/lib/clamav:/sbin/nologin
>>
>> This has caused us some issues...
>>
>> Ben
>
> Ben,
>
> Package creates a user. It does not specify UID nor GID, see
> https://github.com/repoforge/rpms/blob/b69e2f6ac5c334abf382bbc579d0ccc84ff9a8ff/specs/clamav/clamav.spec#L289.
> See also the last commit diff, there's no change with the user:
> https://github.com/repoforge/rpms/commit/b69e2f6ac5c334abf382bbc579d0ccc84ff9a8ff

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that the package had chosen specific UIDs and 
GIDs.  However, why the package did not use the preexisting user and created 
a new one with a different name is what puzzles me.

Ben
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