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LIN5-7951 : Packages incorrectly creating user groups

Created: Jun 3, 2013    Updated: Dec 19, 2017
Resolved Date: Jul 15, 2013
Found In Version: 5.0.1
Fix Version: 5.0.1.5
Severity: Severe
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Userspace

Description

A couple of packages are creating groups in the "user" range when they should in fact be creating "system" groups.

For example, proftpd and cronie:

GROUPADD_PARAM_${PN} = "${FTPGROUP}"
./meta-networking/recipes-daemons/proftpd/proftpd_1.3.4b.bb
GROUPADD_PARAM_${PN} = "crontab"
./oe-core/meta/recipes-extended/cronie/cronie_1.4.8.bb

They should use the --system option, something like this:

GROUPADD_PARAM_${PN} = "--system ${FTPGROUP}"

The customer noticed this with cronie, I also saw it with proftpd, there may be others.

Steps to Reproduce

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